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The fossil sites aren't recent discoveries in all locations. In many cases, local residents knew of the bones, thought nothing of them and went about their business. In some places, local lore developed about strange beasts and sightings that equaled the Loch Ness monster and became South America's Mokele-Mbembe. The exploration of the many fossil areas gives rise to new demands for scientists, government protection of the area and controlled access for those who'd like to explore on their own and take home a memento or two. The question arises: how to investigate the fossil finds, satisfy curiosity, increase funding for further exploration, protect the sites and manage the increasing number of people who want to see for themselves? I don't know the answers, but I do know this: I'm eagerly awaiting the next find! For many more resources, please see The Dinosaurs of South America.

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