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Hunting for Dinosaur Bones as Alberta's Flood Waters Recede

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Cast of an Arrhinoceratops (Photo: Royal Tyrrell Museum)

The receding flood waters of the Bow River in Alberta could reveal a treasure trove of fossils.

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Scientists are asking the public to keep an eye out for dinosaur bones exposed by erosion after the flooding.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with paleontologist François Therrien about what could be found on the river banks.

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    A police truck patrols a flooded downtown street in Calgary, Alberta June 22, 2013. Southern Alberta braced for more disruption on Saturday from floods that have killed at least two people, forced about 100,000 people from their homes and blacked out the center of Canada's oil capital, Calgary. Communities to the south and east of Calgary were put on high alert as the flood waters moved across the region. But with rainfall easing up, authorities were hopeful that the worst might now be over. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX10X5N

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    Paleontologist Francois Therrien and his team at Triceratops excavation (Photo: Royal Tyrrell Museum)

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    Arrhinoceratop is a lesser known relative of Anchiceratops (pictured here on display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum). Dr. Therrien is working on a bonebed discovered near the Museum which may contain more of these ceratopsians which should greatly increase o

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