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Moasaur - How?

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Hey guys,

New to the boards, and I just wanted to get your opinions on this. I love the fact we're getting a moasaur in the game, the underwater level looks creepy.

Now considering that, according to the movie, the animals DNA was taken from blood sucking bugs encased in amber, how did they manage to get a hold of Moasaur DNA. I'm all for suspension of belief, just been trying to figure it out.

I reckon it'll be answered in the game, but what do you think?

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  • Hiplobonoxa beat me to it. lol The book said ingen recovered genetic material from bones as well.

  • Ah its been years since I reread the book. Did rewatch the film last night, got a buzz after reading the forums.

    I do hope they go more into this new Doctor's motives and what shes been up to.

    Back to the Mosasaur, if you ever played Dino Crisis 2, I hope its as thrilling as that battle, where you against a Pleisosaur..

  • Not only did prehistoric reptiles come to the surface regularly to breathe, and may have come onto the beach as well, but if all else failed, they could have used Loy's extraction technique as described in the novel and taken DNA material straight from fossil bones; in fact, scientists think that it's far more likely you'd get genetic samples from a bone than from amber anyway.

  • I think i spelled its name right,anyways by viewing the tour guide and entering a certain password...one from which nedry implemented from the first movie,you can see Marine facility on the map

    The Star of the marine Facility brings up a lot of questions for me,The Mosasauros being an underwater reptile spends nearly 90% of it's time underwater,now um i think the chances of a mosquito out in salt water being able to take it's blood is either near impossible or near that ratio,especially since right immidatly afterwards it have to be near a tree and caught in the sap.

    Additionally i must inquire of how they handle this animals eggs,i'm sure they deposited them in the sand and had a strict way of incubating different from most dinosaur eggs,as such a normal Hatchery would not suffice id think.

    Now please understand i think it's a neat idea to add in the game and definantly a new and exotic idea,but it seems to raise many questions.

    They also positioned that animal very dangerously close to the north Harbor...

  • @RaventheBlack said: I think i spelled its name right,

    Nitpicking fact: Mosasaurus

  • [quote=piccobello;554541]nitpicking fact: Mosasaurus[/quote]
    qft!

  • @Super-munkyboy said: Ah its been years since I reread the book. Did rewatch the film last night, got a buzz after reading the forums.

    I do hope they go more into this new Doctor's motives and what shes been up to.

    Back to the Mosasaur, if you ever played Dino Crisis 2, I hope its as thrilling as that battle, where you against a Pleisosaur..

    I really wish capcom would make a new dino crisis game based on the first 2,the third one with the theme of skinless dinosaurs in space really ruined the franchise,although the underwater part was epic,in fact i'm sure the hype over these games is simply because it's so rare to see a dinosaur game at all these days.

  • @RaventheBlack said: I think i spelled its name right,anyways by viewing the tour guide and entering a certain password...one from which nedry implemented from the first movie,you can see Marine facility on the map

    The Star of the marine Facility brings up a lot of questions for me,The Mosasauros being an underwater reptile spends nearly 90% of it's time underwater,now um i think the chances of a mosquito out in salt water being able to take it's blood is either near impossible or near that ratio,especially since right immidatly afterwards it have to be near a tree and caught in the sap.

    Additionally i must inquire of how they handle this animals eggs,i'm sure they deposited them in the sand and had a strict way of incubating different from most dinosaur eggs,as such a normal Hatchery would not suffice id think.

    Now please understand i think it's a neat idea to add in the game and definantly a new and exotic idea,but it seems to raise many questions.

    They also positioned that animal very dangerously close to the north Harbor...

    I agree and love the idea of incorporating a marine reptile but mosasaurs are thought to be vivaporious (give birth to live young) they have found this is the case for icthyosaurs. with the fact that they were born backwards to prevent drowning. this would require a dolphin surrogate or a reptillian uteral charmber type device for breeding marine reptiles.

  • Just completed the game (Absolutely loved it) and still gutted that we are less informed as to how they brought the Mosasaurus back. I know its alluded to, and I'd hope to find it in Sorkin's journal, unless I missed it?

    Its not a major thing, just really curious!

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