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National Geographic Live! Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous

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    Meet the Spinosaurus! It's the largest predatory dinosaur to recently be discovered (larger than T-Rex) and was almost lost to science before Nizar Ibrahim, a remarkable young paleontologist, discovered this prehistoric giant.

    More than half a century ago in Morocco, the great German paleontologist Ernst Stromer discovered that Spinosaurus' fossil remains were lost in the Allied bombing of Germany during World War II. With the help of recent fossil discoveries in the desert, and Stromer's own data and drawings, contemporary scientists including paleontologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim have reconstructed a full skeletal model of Spinosaurus, which has been featured on the National Geographic Channel and presented in the National Geographic Museum.

    With amazing video and photography, Nizar will tell the story of the Spinosaurus discovery, loss, and rediscovery – and explain what (other than its size) makes this ancient monster unique.