sea monsters in saskatchewan?

The Western Development Museum in Saskatoon, in partnership with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina, will present a new exhibit entitled "Hunter of the Prairie Sea" January 20 through June 22, 2011.

The exhibit features a 10-metre-long tylosaur, a marine reptile from the age of dinosaurs. It was discovered along the south shore of Lake Diefenbaker in 1994. The tylosaur is nicknamed “Omaciw” (oh-matchee-oh) which means hunter in Cree. In addition to the tylosaur, the exhibit introduces visitors to the marine environment that existed in Saskatchewan 70 million years ago.

Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Bill Hutchinson said, “Travelling exhibits such as this meet one of the key goals of our provincial cultural policy, Pride of Saskatchewan, to build understanding and increase access to our cultural heritage by creating opportunities for young and old to learn about our past.”

The official opening will be Thursday, January 20, at 2:30 p.m.




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