The Earthquake Dinosaurs Facebook page provides new levels of online community engagement. At the time of writing this post, there are 1938 individuals receiving updates when new steps have been taken research projects. In a year’s time that number might become much larger (10,000 or more). The global Facebook audience widens the opportunity for social engagement with natural history research programs.
Earthquake Dinosaurs Updates provide information about ongoing Jurassic Paleontology research projects as examples of scientific inquiry and museum-based natural history research.
The Triassic-Jurassic boundary (geological time-period) is of interest from ecological and evolutionary perspectives.
- During this time the ancient supercontinent Pangaea ruptures to form the continents of today; earthquakes and tectonic plates as evolving earth,
- continental sized magma comes to the surface (Central Atlantic Magmatic Province),
- a supergreenhouse environment from rapid CO2 (from basalt magma) and methane increase in atmosphere.
- end-Triassic global mass extinction followed by Early Jurassic recovery; Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Mammals.
The skeletons of Canada’s oldest dinosaurs and primitive mammal-like reptiles are preserved in the sandstone cliffs that line the shores of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. The Earthquake Dinosaurs site provides an opportunity for public to… join in the discovery.
Check back again in the future to see the final digital presentation of some scientifically important specimens. Let us know when you have questions about anything you see.