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I really like the detailed description included in Nadia's letter and am gripped from the first paragraph about her discovery. It makes me want to find out more. Have a read below.
Dear Dr Jones,
During my expedition to Antarctica, something approximately 20m long caught my eye. It was trapped in the solid ice, but with the right equipment we were able to excavate it with success. After dragging it along all day we stopped to have a closer inspection at the large fossil and judging by its size we thought it was a Sageoplintosaurus. To my astonishment it was one of the largest fossils found in history, and believe me it was massive. With great effort we managed to heave the large creature onto our ship, and finally, after hard work we brought it back home for future tests.
To this day we may not know much, but from what I have gathered this dinosaur lived in the early times, it was one of the first carnivores to roam the earth. And what makes it even more rare is that this was the Sageoplintosaurus before it adapted and got stronger. So this creature is definitely worth studying to expand our knowledge of dinosaurs. This could be life changing, this could change our understanding of dinosaurs and see them from another point of view. This could boost our research, so we need to study it or this rare creature will go to waste.
This creature adapted to cold weather, and would only need food once a year. Plus this man-eating monster can live up to 120 years, even more than the Saltpus. When they needed food, they would hunt in large packs, and usually out number prey. These animals were extremely powerful, but the only weakness they had was if they weren’t with their pack, they would be much less powerful.
There are quite a few questions I have about this dinosaur, these are the following ones: - What sized teeth did they Have? - Was it the most powerful animal in history? I have many questions, and I’m determined to answer every one of them.
Now I have come to a conclusion. This expedition was worth going on and this complicated specimen could change our understanding forever.
A brilliant letter from Leila, using scientific language throughout. I also liked the questions she asked to find out more about her discovery. Have a read below.
Dear Dr Jones,
When we arrived to to a frozen glacier of crisp ice, a large structure trapped in the sheet of icebergs caught my attention. After closer inspection, my crew gathered that it was a skeleton of a millennia old marine reptile, which would have swam in the Indian Ocean, as its systemic organs would have reacted to the balmy ocean better than the frigid water, according to extensive research. More than thirty metres long, it would have roamed the seas as a top predator, at the top of the chain. With its sharp fangs at the front of its maw, and many rows of dagger like teeth, this animal was close to invincible. It also had long sharp spines running across its back, which impaled small fish; a free dinner for it. These animals hunted in packs, as when it was born into a pack, it would never leave, like Orcas, and they could live up to eighty years. Also, it has a unique trait: its two ten metre long fins. With its streamline abilities, the Cynara Cardunculus, was well adapted to bolting through water at speeds up to thirty miles per hour. But, the most strange adaptation was its small poison sacs along its tongue, and when it was threatened, it would squirt out a purple liquid, which in a teaspoon could kill twenty men.
Though we know its main abilities, there is a whole world to unearth beneath the surface of its life millions of years ago, so that’s why me and my crew have put together a list of questions we hope to answer in the future, as there is so much to explore, and to discover, and we want to experience the thrill of doing just that, and the way to get answers is to ask questions. And we are expecting to do that, in this letter, now. So, here they are:
• What was the Cynara Cardunculus’ diet?
• Were there any predators who hunted Cynara Cardunculus?
• Is the Cynara Cardunculus a species discovered the first time by me and my crew?
• Why is the Cynara Cardunculus named that particular name?
• Was the Cynara Cardunculus nocturnal or diurnal?
So, why is the Cynara Cardunculus so important? Well, the discovery of any new specimen is a bonus to scientific research, as when we uncover all the species, we will know what inhabited our planet before us, and what they were, so we can build a collection of all living things, as a record, and a gift to the future generations, those who live after us, and can follow our footsteps and do the same. So the Cynara Cardunculus is a contribution to science, and that is why we need to carry out further investigations, and determine its traits and adaptations, so we can help in the race to learn about who and what occupied this planet.
In conclusion: currently, me and my crew are sending our specimen and other samples back to England, and study them, to find more about this vicious predator, and we are heading back home too, to lend a hand with the examination. Reply soon.
I really liked the detail and facts in Chelsea's letter claiming to be the first to reach the North Pole. Have a look in the attachments below.
Have a look at some of the gorgeous photos taken by Daniyal in his garden on Wednesday. (See attachments.)
I really like the use of colour and the layout and content in June's guide. Have a look below.
Have a look at the superb writing Aailiyah has done on reaching the North Pole. I love how she has divided her writing into sections and the high quality of her writing. Please read it in the attachments below.
Finley has prduced an informative and colourful guide book. It includes a quiz as well.Have a look below.