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Jurassic age dinosaur tracks stolen from Moab trail, officials say

ksl.com

A 190-million-year-old dinosaur track was reported stolen from a trail in Moab Wednesday, officials said.

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What a tragedy. A contact number is included in the article for any information you may have.

POTD January 10, 2014: Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone, Grand County, Utah

Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone, Grand County, Utah
Photographer: Kent Brown

Arches in the making (alcoves) in massive cliffs of Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone, near Moab, Grand County.

 

BLM Moab office seeks steward volunteers

www.deseretnews.com

The Bureau of Land Management Utah Moab Field Office is seeking site stewards for several key dinosaur track sites.

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POTD August 27, 2013: Dinosaur Tracks near Moab, Grand County, Utah

Near Moab, Grand County, Utah
Photographer: Carole McCalla

During Jurassic time, a sauropod walked across mud, sinking deeply into it. The footprints can be seen preserved in the rock near Moab in Grand County. BLM interpretive site.

POTD July 25, 2013: Slickrock Trail near Moab, Grand County, Utah

Slickrock Trail near Moab, Grand County, Utah
Photographer: Jim Davis

Giant weathering pits or potholes like this one (about 16 feet across at the bottom) in the Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone typically form along fractures and joints atop fins, knolls, and rounded domes. Potholes are created through a combination of physical, chemical, and biological processes that weather and erode the rock and are home to a remarkable array of ancient aquatic organisms.

POTD July 1, 2013: North of Moab, Grand County, Utah

North of Moab, Grand County, Utah
Photographer: Carole McCalla

A 15-inch-long theropod dinosaur track at the Copper Ridge Sauropod Tracksite. This Jurassic-age site includes the first sauropod tracks reported in Utah.

Dinosaur death trap outside Arches National Park could reveal a lot about how they lived

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A herd of dinosaurs are trapped in rock outside Arches National Park, and state paleontologists need a helicopter to bring it back to the lab to see what’s really inside.

State paleontologists hope to line up a helicopter in the next few weeks to bring back the extraordinary discovery near Moab.

 

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