Monster of the North

November 2006
Weekly Reader News - Senior;11/17/2006, Vol. 85 Issue 11, p2
The article reports that a complete plesiosaur skeleton was found by researchers in Svalbard, Norway, in August 2006. According to team leader Jørn Hurum, they estimate the skeleton to be 26 feet long from snout to tail. He added that the discovery is believed to be the first complete plesiosaur skeleton found, but they will not excavate it until 2007 because the area is covered in snow. The plesiosaur is a prehistoric marine reptile that lived during the Jurassic Period.


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