Broome, Australia, earned the nickname of the Dinosaur Coast thanks to a 93-mile track of sandstone containing the footprints of at least 15 species of dinosaurs. That stretch of footprints is a ways away from Broome's bustling resort areas, but now there may be another trove of footprints closer to where beachgoers play.
While looking for seashells along Broome's Cable Beach, Bindi Lee Porth felt her foot sink into something that was more than just sand. As she cleared away the sand, she discovered three-toed footprints. At first Poth and her children doubted the prints were real.
"Every single day there are people there — kids playing, people fishing, playing footy, sunbathing even," she told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). "That's why I thought no, they couldn't have been real because there'd be signs or some sort of notification to let people know these prints are here."
In the video above from an ABC affiliate, Poth leads a camera man around the area to point out the dinosaur tracks.
Paleontologist Steve Salisbury from the University of Queensland has studied the footprints in Broome and he credits the erratic tides of Cable Beach for revealing the footprints that had been hidden for 130 million years.