Expedition 2000 was focussed on the collection of a prosauropod
dinosaur specimen discovered at the site in 1998. This specimen
is the third dinosaur specimen to be collected from a small bone bed the
Museum researchers have been studying for several years.
From this expedition, researchers
hoped to recover the entire dinosaur skeleton that was in danger from the
high erosion rate at the site. The tremendously high tides in the
Parrsboro area, rising and falling almost 10 meters with each tide, cause
the cliff at the research site to erode at an estimated 1 meter per year.
This specimen will be another
important piece of the story this site has recently revealed. What
caused these three dinosaur skeletons to be buried here 200 million years
ago? Questions like this will take years to answer, but it all starts
with work like Dinosaur Expedition 2000,
and the collecting of these important fossils.