Paleontologists have found what they think is the most dangerous place in the history of the Earth. It is not a crime-ridden, inner-city area or a war zone. It is an area of the Sahara Desert that 100 million years ago was a scary place. The team of fossil hunters said an area near the Morocco-Algeria border was home to terrifying and ferocious predators, like those from Jurassic Park on steroids. The paleontologists have dubbed the area as the "most dangerous place in the history of planet Earth". They base this on an array of fossils found in ancient rocks in the Sahara called the Kem Kem group.
A professor wrote about the significance of the study, calling it, "the most comprehensive piece of work on fossil vertebrates from the Sahara in almost a century". He said: "This place was filled with absolutely enormous fish...probably four or even five times larger than today's....There was an enormous freshwater saw shark...with the most fearsome of teeth." Dr Nizar Ibrahim, lead author of the report, said it was a very inhospitable place. He said it was, "a place where a human time-traveller would not last very long". He said the study provides "a window into Africa's age of dinosaurs".