Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre's Peter Cantelon spoke with us from his office in Morden, MB. Missed it? Listen here!

With Winnipeg's first ever National Geographic Live: SPINOSAURUS: LOST GIANT OF THE CRETACEOUS with paleontologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim fast approaching, Classic 107's Claudia Garcia de la Huerta reached out to someone in the know. Someone who could paint us a picture of Spinosauraus.



Peter Cantelon is the Executive Director of the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden, MB.  It has the largest collection of marine reptile fossils in Canada.  And Spinosaurus would be right at home here.

Get YOUR tickets to Sunday's  National Geographic Live!

National Geographic Live and Centennial Concert Hall are pleased to bring to Winnipeg an afternoon with paleontologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim as he takes the audience on a prehistoric journey through the story of “Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous.” Tickets are on sale at, by phone 1-855-985-5000 and the Centennial Concert Hall box office.


Meet Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered—larger than T. rex—and hear the incredible story of how this prehistoric giant was almost lost to science, before being brought back to light with the help of a remarkable young paleontologist.

Discovered more than half a century ago in Morocco by the great German paleontologist Ernst Stromer, Spinosaurus’ fossil remains were lost in the Allied bombing of Germany during World War II. With the help of recent fossil discoveries in the desert, and Stromer’s own data and drawings, contemporary scientists including German/Moroccan paleontologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim have reconstructed a full skeletal model of Spinosaurus, which has been featured on the National Geographic Channel and presented in the National Geographic Museum.

With amazing video recreating the lost world of the Cretaceous-era Sahara, Ibrahim will tell the story of Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss, and rediscovery, and explain what—other than its size—makes this ancient monster unique.


Nizar Ibrahim, Paleontologist
Ibrahim scours the deserts of North Africa for clues to life in the Cretaceous period, when the area was a large river system teeming with predators and prey.


First paleontologist to become a TED Fellow
Named by Crain’s Chicago 2015 40 People Under 40


National Geographic Live is the live events division of the National Geographic. With a broad roster of talent including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers, National Geographic Live’s critically acclaimed programs have connected with audiences worldwide for over a century. Currently, National Geographic Live events are held in 32 cities around the world, including Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Singapore, and Sydney. In each of these cities, speakers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration on stage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage.

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