April 26, 2021
For Immediate Release
April 26, 2021
Groundbreaking science is changing what we thought we knew about how dinosaurs looked, moved, and lived. In Chile, scientists have discovered a shocking new therapod; unlike its cousins, Velociraptor and T. rex, the Chilesaurus consumed a vegetarian diet. And in Morocco, newfound troves from the desert suggest that the immense predator Spinosaurus actually spent much of its time in the water.
“I’ve been on a quest to uncover new remains of a bizarre, giant predatory dinosaur,” says paleontologist and National Geographic explorer Nizar Ibrahim. “My fieldwork took me to the border region between Morocco and Algeria. Everything that could possibly go wrong did go wrong. We had sandstorms and close encounters with snakes and flooding in the Sahara. You name it, we experienced it. But it was worth it. For now, Spinosaurus is the only dinosaur that shows unambiguous evidence for essentially a fully aquatic lifestyle.”
Ibrahim and fellow expert paleontologist Sebastián Rozadilla have made it their life’s work to uncover evidence of these ancient creatures, piece together their unique existence, and expand our understanding (and feed into our collective obsession) with prehistoric life. And now they’re bringing their decades of experience directly to Calgarians, turning living rooms into archeological digs.
Free tickets to all National Geographic Live Virtual presentations must be booked online or by calling the Arts Commons Box Office in advance of the presentation. This opportunity is exclusive to the Calgary area.
National Geographic Live virtual presentations
Nizar Ibrahim and Sebastian Rozadilla: Reimagining Dinosaurs - Mon, May 10, 2021
Diva Amon and David Gruber: Mysterious Seas - Mon, Jun 7, 2021
To book your free ticket today, call 403-294-9494 or visit artscommons.ca/NatGeoLive
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