Most Complete UK Dinosaur in a Century Found on Isle of Wight

A fossil of the skull of the Triassic Period reptile Gracilisuchidae is seen at the Federal University of Santa Maria in Sao Joao do Polesine in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil June 3, 2024. Rodrigo Temp Muller/Handout via REUTERS
A fossil of the skull of the Triassic Period reptile Gracilisuchidae is seen at the Federal University of Santa Maria in Sao Joao do Polesine in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil June 3, 2024. Rodrigo Temp Muller/Handout via REUTERS
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Most Complete UK Dinosaur in a Century Found on Isle of Wight

A fossil of the skull of the Triassic Period reptile Gracilisuchidae is seen at the Federal University of Santa Maria in Sao Joao do Polesine in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil June 3, 2024. Rodrigo Temp Muller/Handout via REUTERS
A fossil of the skull of the Triassic Period reptile Gracilisuchidae is seen at the Federal University of Santa Maria in Sao Joao do Polesine in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil June 3, 2024. Rodrigo Temp Muller/Handout via REUTERS

The fossil remains of a plant-eating dinosaur estimated to have roamed the earth some 125 million years ago have been discovered on England's Isle of Wight, with scientists believing it to be the most complete new specimen found in Britain in a century, Reuters reported.
Weighing roughly the same as a large male American bison at about 900 kilograms, the herbivorous species was likely a herding animal, Jeremy Lockwood, a PhD student at the University of Portsmouth who helped with the excavation, said in a statement.
The dinosaur, made up of 149 bones, was found in the cliffs of Compton Bay on the Isle of Wight, off the southern coast of England, in 2013 by late fossil collector Nick Chase.
It was named "Comptonatus chasei" as a tribute to Chase.
"Nick had a phenomenal nose for finding dinosaur bones ... This really is a remarkable find," Lockwood said.
"It helps us understand more about the different types of dinosaurs that lived in England in the Early Cretaceous," said Lockwood, also the lead author of a new paper describing the species published in the Journal of Systematic Paleontology.
The remains of a meat-eating dinosaur belonging to an ancient predator bigger than anything known from the whole of Europe was discovered on the island in 2022. It was also from the Cretaceous Period.



Disneyland Workers Authorize Potential Strike ahead of Continued Contract Negotiations

The Sleeping Beauty Castle is pictured at dusk at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, US, July 24, 2021. Picture taken July 24, 2021. (Reuters)
The Sleeping Beauty Castle is pictured at dusk at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, US, July 24, 2021. Picture taken July 24, 2021. (Reuters)
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Disneyland Workers Authorize Potential Strike ahead of Continued Contract Negotiations

The Sleeping Beauty Castle is pictured at dusk at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, US, July 24, 2021. Picture taken July 24, 2021. (Reuters)
The Sleeping Beauty Castle is pictured at dusk at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, US, July 24, 2021. Picture taken July 24, 2021. (Reuters)

Thousands of workers at Disney's theme park and resort properties in California voted late Friday to authorize a potential strike, as contract negotiations drag on.

The strike authorization was approved by an overwhelming margin, nearly 99% of the members who cast votes according to a union statement.

The election was held by a coalition of four unions, which represents 14,000 Disney ride operators, store clerks, custodians, candy makers, ticket takers, parking attendants and other employees.

Union leaders will now have the option to call a strike in the event that they are unable to negotiate a new contract deal with Disney.

from both sides return to the bargaining table starting Monday.

Union members have been in talks with Disney over wage increases, safety measures, attendance policies and other benefits since April.