Dinos Survived in the Arctic

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2009 5:44 PM CDT
Two performers wearing Utahraptor dinosaur costumes perform a demonstration in Tacoma, Wash. Wednesday, June 20, 2007.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

(Newser) – A meteor strikes Earth, dust clouds block the sun, and shivering dinosaurs die off in the cold—right? Not so, say researchers who have dug up dinosaur fossils well above the Arctic Circle in Russia. Because the find includes fossilized dino eggshells, they say, dinosaurs settled up there and withstood freezing temperatures. A meteor still may have killed them, though, by curbing the food chain and forcing mass starvation.