Despite the tough conditions, the team found about 200 fossils. They include a 26-foot-long dinosaur called a Cryolophosaurus and a giant amphibian that looks like a cross between a crocodile and a frog. They also discovered a plant-eating dinosaur species similar to a Brontosaurus. “It’s so new, we haven’t given it a name yet,” says Makovicky.
The scientists turned their work into an exhibit, which is now traveling the U.S. In June, the exhibit will open in Los Angeles, California, and later move to North Carolina and Utah.
Back at the Field Museum, the team continues to analyze the fossils. “One of the research goals was to discover new dinosaurs and try and piece together how Antarctica might have changed over time,” says Makovicky.