Black Hawk airlift of dinosaur bones
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2015
Save the Date!
Who: NM Museum of Natural History and Science U.S. Bureau of Land Management New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
New Mexico National Guard
What: Black Hawk airlift of dinosaur bones of the full skeletal remains of a baby Pentaceratops, and the skull of an adult Pentaceratops for NM Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque.
When: Thursday, October 29, 2015, 10:00AM
Where: 45 minutes south of Farmington, New Mexico in the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness parking area off of Highway 371.
Details: Weather permitting*, the skeletal remains of a baby Pentaceratops (the first ever discovered) and the skull of an adult Pentaceratops will be airlifted by NM National Guard Black Hawk Helicopters on Thursday, October 29th. A caravan will depart from Farmington at 8:30AM to a vantage point where the Black Hawk will be dropping off the jacketed (plastered) dinosaur bones onto a flatbed truck will be visible. The flatbed will transport the fossils to the NM Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque.
*Weather or wind may delay the air operations. Alternate dates for recovery of the fossils are October 30 or 31.
Media representatives interested in participating should contact: Mary Ann Hatchitt, Communications Director, NM Department of Cultural Affairs at email@example.com, 505-827-4378.
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