Dinosaur tracks, dating back 113 million years, reemerge at Texas’ Dinosaur Valley State Park due to a two-year drought, enabling researchers to clean and document them once again, according to a KSAT article reporting that
“Newly discovered dinosaur tracks are visible once again at a Texas state park thanks to two years of drought.
The 113-million-year-old tracks were originally discovered at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose last year.
“Tracks are once again visible this year due to the drought. Researchers and volunteers have worked to clean and record more tracks at various sites around the park,” park superintendent Jeff Davis told KSAT.”
The abundance of dinosaur tracks recently discovered at Dinosaur Valley State Park has left Paul Baker, the retail manager, amazed. Most of them are believed to be from Acrocanthosaurus dinosaurs, according to an Interesting Engineering article. They say,
“Paul Baker, the retail manager at Dinosaur Valley State Park, expressed astonishment at the sheer number of tracks discovered, stating to CNN:
“I’ve never seen this many dinosaur tracks before. It’s exciting to see something that nobody else has seen; it’s almost like a treasure hunt, in a way.”
Most of these newly revealed tracks are believed to belong to an Acrocanthosaurus, a towering dinosaur standing at 15 feet and weighing nearly seven tons.”
The discovery of dinosaur tracks amid drought highlights the intricate connection between nature’s marvels and today’s environmental challenges. It underscores the need for resource preservation for future generations.