Friday, April 25, 2014

Elmer the Elasmosaurus

I just saw a Dinosaur Train tv episode today called Elmer the Elasmosaurus. The Dino train had taken the Pteranadon family to an underwater train station, as Elmer the Elasmosaurus was in a water filled train car, and was taken to the underwater train station to return home to his parents. Very interesting that the series had gone underwater for new adventures, however I've noticed Dr. Scott saying a few things about the Elsmosaurus. First, he said that the Elasmosaurus was probably a slow swimmer, and probably used it's long neck for catching fish. Now there's something interesting, as with the flippers on the Elasmosaurus, it would be a rather fast swimmer underwater. Sure it's long neck would be used reach out and the Elasmosaurs could catch fish, but it would also be used a form of self defense form other Elasmosaurus by using it's neck like a whip, and ram it's head onto the body or other part of the Elasmosaurus, or they would bite their enemy with their sharp teeth.  but most of these battles would take place on the surface, as they did need to come up for air. As for  this creature being a marine reptile, I beg to differ on that. Since it lived in the water, it had to come up onto land to lay it's eggs, by digging a hole and burying the eggs in the dirt, but close to water, just as the sea turtles did.  If the Elasmosaurus laid its eggs in the water, it would float to the surface as the ocean was salt water, and the eggs were very dense.  Sure with the flippers it would've been difficult for it  to walk onto land,  but I'm sure it managed to slide onto the shore for its egg laying , just like the sea turtles did, as they also have flippers, and managed to  crawl onto the shores of the beach. I'm sure it probably wasn't easy for her, but she managed to do it. And when the eggs hatched, they made their way to the ocean as the same way the baby sea turtles do.  So the underwater adventures are good, but is glass tubing a safe way for the dino train to travel underwater like that? Perhaps it should've stopped at a station, where they would switch to the underwater dinosaur train submarine to continue their underwater journey to the underwater station. And then released Elmer into  a special water pool that would be connect him to the ocean. Just a thought.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I bought a Dinosaur Train DVD

during a grocery shopping trip at Super Stop and shop, one of my favorite places to shop at, but don't have one nearby, I was looking through their DVD bin to see if they had any interesting DVD's to buy. The had a Dinosaur Train DVD titled "Big, Big Dinosaurs." And it was on sale. Each of the episodes taught about the more larger long necked dinos like Argentinasuarus, Diplodicus, etc. But one of the main reasons I  bought this DVD was it had the episode "Dinosaur Poop!" Yeah, all dinosaurs pooped, and their fossils are called Coperlite, fortunately it's come a fossil and doesn't stink, but contains the remains of what the dinos ate. The story involves a trip to see Ned the Brachiosaurus as he's having some kind of fun family day with games, food, and fun. The pteranadon family have lots of fun playing games with Ned and his family, but the fun stops when Tiny does her Tiny dance, as she has to go  to the bathroom. So Buddy tells Tiny to go behind large green boulders to poop. However those large green boulders were giant sized Brachiosaurus poop. Oh my gosh, no way, they were really huge! There was no place for them to go to poop, so they just pooped where ever they were. Their poop was soo green as the Brachiosaurus were herbivores and only ate the green leaves. But wait a moment, what if Ned needs to poop while riding the Dinosaur Train? He's too  big to fit in the train's restroom. So  maybe he sticks his dino butt outside the train window and poops? What about  the other larger dinos on the train, where can they poop as they are also too big to fit in the restroom, do they just poop where they are? Mr. Troadon will have a lot to clean up after each train run or make a  large bathroom.