MessageToEagle.com - The first complete skull of a baby dinosaur - Parasaurolophus - the youngest,
smallest and most complete fossil skeleton yet known - was discovered by a high school student in 2009.
This prehistoric plant-eating dinosaur - nicknamed "Joe" in honor of Joe Augustyn, a long-time supporter of the
museum whose family sponsored the preparation of the fossil skeleton - lived in western North America around 75 million years ago.
"Joe" sprouted its strange headgear before it celebrated its first birthday. The creature measured only six feet
long when it died.
Parasaurolophus - the tube-crested hadrosaurid dinosaur - remarkable for its unusual cranial ornamentation
Three-dimensional scans of nearly the entire fossil are freely available online, making this the most
digitally-accessible dinosaur to date.
Incredibly, the specimen was missed by two professional paleontologists, who walked within several feet of the
exposed bones days prior to the discovery.
The herbivore is notable for a long and hollow bony tube on the top of its skull, which scientists speculate was
used like a trumpet to blast sound for communication, as well as a billboard for visual display.
Although partial skulls and skeletons of full-grown Parasaurolophus have been known for over 90 years, scientists
previously knew little about how Parasaurolophus grew up.
Skeleton of the baby Parasaurolophus nicknamed "Joe." Credit: Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology
Intriguingly, the new fossil shows that baby Parasaurolophus had a low bump on top of its head, which only later
morphed into the curved tube of adults.
"Joe" shows that Parasaurolophus sprouted its crest at only a quarter of adult size.
An early start and a long growth period helped this animal get its unique tube crest.
"Our baby Parasaurolophus is barely one-quarter of adult size, but it had already started growing its crest,"
stated lead project scientist Andrew Farke, who is Augustyn Family Curator at the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology.
Amazing Phenomenon Of Singing Plants
Plants are very much alive. Not only do they dislike human noise but they also posses the capacity to learn and communicate.
Perhaps even more astonishing is that plants can also make music.
Have you ever heard the incredible music of the plants? Plants can
actually sing and compose music and listening to it is truly beautiful and relaxing!
Possibly The World's Oldest Dinosaur Discovered in Tanzania
Researchers have discovered what may be the earliest dinosaur, a creature the size of a Labrador retriever, but with a five foot-long
tail, that walked the Earth about 10 million years before more familiar dinosaurs like the small, swift-footed Eoraptor and Herrerasaurus.
World's First High-Tech Underwater "Wonder"
This fantastic craft looks almost like an alien spacecraft, or a maritime version of Star Trek's USS Enterprise!
SeaOrbiter is a unique vessel. It is much more than the world's first vertical ship. SeaOrbiter will be constructed with the sole aim of exploring the world's oceans.
It is a scientific laboratory that will give researchers opportunity to explore the secrets of our oceans.
They Produce Water From The Air!
An Amazing Invention For Those Who Really Need It!
"How can we help someone so powerful they can create water out of thin air?" an astonished Jabin yells in Star Trek's Caretaker.
If you are a Star Trek fan you will remember how the Kazons try to aquire technology that can create water our of thin air.
This technology is no longer in the realms of science fiction. Today we can really create water out of thin air!
Unexplained Sounds Coming From The Ocean
Several very unusual sounds coming from the oceans have been recorded by scientists world-wide.
Are the sounds caused by very large life forms lurking in the unexplored darkness of Earth's deep oceans or perhaps something else?
Something is down there and experts do not know what it is...
All of these sounds have no thing in common - they remain unexplained.