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Dinosaur Tracks Were Discovered In A Nearby Beach In Western Australia

First Posted: Sep 09, 2016 06:27 AM EDT
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Footprints coming from a 130-million-year-old dinosaur have been accidentally discovered. It was found near a popular beach in Western Australia. Experts now, investigate if another type of dinosaur has stepped foot on the said land.

In Cable Beach near the town of Broome in Western Australia, Beachgoer Bindi Lee Porth was collecting seashells when she suddenly felt a dent in the sand. Trying to know what cause it, she cleared the way and to her surprise, she found an enormous footprint.

A paleontologist from the University of Queensland, Steve Salisbury, investigated the footprints and concluded that the tracks were called "Megalosauropus Broomensis," which came from a medium-sized carnivorous dinosaur. He added that the dinosaur was probably about 1.5 meters (5 feet) in height and an estimated of 2.5 to 4 meters (8 to 13 feet) long, as reported by CNN.

According to Fox News, Porth said "[I'm] amazed. To be connected to something from so many millions and millions of years ago is fantastic, we're pretty happy. The kids didn't believe me at first, but I was right." She added that she have been to the beach couple of times, why the tracks show up just now.

Salisbury answered the question; the place where she found the tracks is called the Place of the Emu Man, three-toed tracks similar to emu footprints. He further explained that the rock that holds the footprints is stronger than the layers above it. It has been probably washed away over the years and uncovers the footprints once again.

Salisbury also added, "As it weathers away we start to see these ancient surfaces emerge. What you're essentially seeing are surfaces that are frozen in time and were walked over by dinosaurs millions of years ago, it's quite spectacular."

In line with this, not only Megalosauropus Broomensis was found but also other footprints including those of the stegosaurus and the enormous, herbivorous brontosaurus.

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