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Tracks Show Dinosaurs Were Swimming

Tracks Show Dinosaurs Were Swimming

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- Some dinosaurs were swimming when they left a sweeping motion of tracks uncovered in St. George. Paleontologist Nancy Perkins Milner says it has the world's best and largest collection of dinosaur swim tracks.

The Johnson Farm, where hundreds of dinosaur tracks were discovered five years ago, has been turned into a dinosaur park. Some tracks show the critters were swimming against a strong current, dragging their toes on the bottom.

Retired optometrist Sheldon Johnson discovered the first set of tracks while lifting a sandstone block.

Johnson sold his land to the city for a dinosaur park. It also showcases dinosaur skin impressions, a tail drag, teeth, a vertebrae, and bones from other freshwater animals and plant life.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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