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Mossback's Northwest

Where Are All of Washington’s Dinosaurs?

Mossback's Northwest

Where Are All of Washington’s Dinosaurs?

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In 2015, scientists found the first — and only — dinosaur fossil in Washington state. It was the partial thigh bone of a theropod — a group that includes raptors, T-Rex, and modern birds. Dinosaur fossils have been found in every state in the west, and Washington has plenty of mammoth, mastodon, and giant sloth bones. Why is evidence of dinosaurs so rare here?

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Northwest Oystermania

The Olympia oyster is the Pacific Coast's only indigenous oyster. Tiny compared to other oysters, the Olympia was for decades raked out of Washington's beds by the ton, to feeding hungry gold diggers in California and Northwestern lumbermen. Invasive Japanese oysters took over its habitat, but the might Olympia might be making a comeback, thanks to interested shellfish farmers.

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