Friday, November 10, 2006

Friday Animal Blogging

Long dead edition part II.

A while back I visited the Dinosaur Ridge, located near Morrison, Colorado, just a ways northwest of Denver. It's right near the famous Red Rocks amphitheater. Here are some of the tracks we saw:

The entire area was once near the shoreline of the Western Interior Seaway, which provided soft mud for the dinosaurs to make tracks in. It also left many places with water ripples, which have since been fossilized and upthrust. Here's an example: