Last week, Maggy Horvath, a heavy equipment operator at Syncrude, unearthed a nearly complete plesiosaur fossil during her shift.
It’s the 10th fossil discovered on leases held by the oil giant. Scientist say it’s one of the bigger ones — up to 20 metres long and “mostly neck.”
“I think it’s great that I’m part of this. It felt pretty good to call my son and let him know that I found a prehistoric fossil while working in the mine,” said Ms. Horvath.
Story: Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Photo: Royal Tyrrell Museum-Sue Sabrowski/CP