People walk past a full scale replica of the Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur ever to roam the Earth, promoting a new exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC, September 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB
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Picture the fearsome movie creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws".This patchwork of critters, a 50-foot (15-meter) predator, is the only known dinosaur to live much of its life in the water.Now, 70 years later, a new skeleton found in Morocco reveals that the beast was far more aquatic than originally thought.The beast sported a spiny sail on its back that was 7 feet (2 meters) tall when it lived 95 million years ago.Spinosaurus, which grew some 9 feet (3 meters) longer than Tyrannosaurus rex, feasted on aquatic creatures the size of cars in an area that was history's "most dangerous place," Ibrahim said. Three giant predators nearly the size of a T. rex roamed on land. In the water 25-foot (8-meter) sharks, giant sawfish and six or seven types of ancient nasty crocodiles lurked.
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