The New Discovery

"Spinosaurus Egypticus! What a find!" Dr. Henry Wu exclaimed. "Yes, Wu my boy, this thing is a Spinosaurus!" confirmed Dr. Louis Burton, Jurassic Park's resident paleontologist. As the two excited scientists jumped around with glee, computer expert Dennis Nedry was calling the Biosyn company, InGen's biggest rival. "Dodgson, we have a new species!" said Nedry, his face flushed red with excitement. "Really? Which is it?" asked Lewis Dodgson, chief of the 'Reverse Engineering' department at Biosyn. "Spino-something. When do I get my money?" Nedry demanded. "Soon enough, soon enough," said Dodgson, hanging up.

At the laboratory on Isla Sorna, Wu and Burton were watching a new egg hatch. A hatchling Gojirasaurus poked its head out. "Here, little one. Awwww…..," John Hammond crooned. The Gojirasaurus squealed, causing Hammond to stroke its head, whilst handing it over to Burton. "Put her with the adult. Be ready with tranquilizers in case the adult gets…er….. violent," ordered Hammond. As Burton headed out, Hammond turned to stare at Wu. "Any new species?" he asked. "I don't know sir. We have 25 new amber encased mosquitos, none have been through scanning yet," the geneticist replied. "Get to it! We have only a year left to opening day!" snapped Hammond, walking out of the lab and slamming the door. Wu sighed, picking up a phone, "Burton, you'd setter hurry. Old Johnny's getting cranky," he said. He picked up a block of amber, peering at the mosquito inside, hoping that it at least had preserved blood inside. As soon as Burton entered, the two scientists set to work.

Just as they had finished with the 25th amber block, Muldoon strode into the lab, nearly knocking over a gene sequencer. "We have two frozen dinosaurs now. The Antarctic search teams say that they found a Kronosaurus and a Plesiosaurus," said Muldoon in his calm voice. "How dare they! More work! Gimme a break!" exclaimed Wu, yanking open a drawer and taking a swig from a bottle labeled 'Iodine'. "Wu, you mad! Iodine's toxic! Stop that!" yelled Burton and Muldoon in unison. "Hehehe, its whiskey inside. Just didn't want Hammond to know that I drink and gene splice," said the now slightly tipsy Wu. When Hammond came in the lab to ask how much work had been done, he was greeted by three drunk men singing 'Mamma Mia' in drunk voices. "What the!" Hammond exclaimed, suddenly spotting the 'Iodine' bottle on the table. He shook his head and left the three drunks in the lab, still singing.

Muldoon was supervising the unloading of the two frozen dinosaurs at the East Dock. Burton was pacing around the enormous coolant filled containers, muttering something about 'work' and lovey-doveys'. The two men followed the cargo crew to the specially built thawing chambers near the labs. Hammond met them at the door. "We have 16 new species! Hmmmm, this amber batch was a good one!" he sang. Muldoon and Burton headed to the lab, where Nedry was trying to bribe Wu with a candy bar. "Nope, you're not gonna touch the embryos. And nope, you wont touch the eggs either," said Wu. "Ah, to hell with you, Wu!" shouted Nedry, stuffing the whole candy bar into his mouth as he left the lab. "Pig," muttered Wu, turning to Burton, "Wanna see the new species?" "Sure! Come Muldoon, lets see if ya have anymore carnivore friends," said Burton, tapping several keys on a keyboard. The screen showed a list:

Species

DNA Can Create –Embryos

New/Old

Allosaurus

2

New

Apatosaurus

5

New

Amargasaurus

8

New

Carnotaurus

6

New

Deinonychus

3

New

Dimetrodon

1

New

Hypsilophodont

14

New

Maiasaura

4

New

Metriacanthosaurus

6

New

Microceratops

11

New

Mamenchisaurus

3

New

Pachycephalosaurus

5

New

Procompsognathid

23

New

Pterodactyl

9

New

Skybax

1

New

Utahraptor

1

New

Velociraptor

7

New

"Whew, lots of carnivores," Muldoon commented. "It's worrying me though. Some of those species have been presumed to be the most vicious of the dinosaurs," said Burton. "Don't worry. The new TNT-Chips are arriving tomorrow," said Wu. The three of them remembered the function of the Chips: to detonate a segment of the spine belonging to the creature in which it was implanted, causing death or severe irreversible paralysis, rendering reconstructive surgery useless. It was a terrible restraint method, the Chips being triggered by a blackout of the 'Safety' radio waves, which were broadcasted from the computer center managed by Ray Arnold and Nedry. In event of a blackout, the Chips had a backup broadcaster powered by a generator, preventing the deaths of the dinosaurs in the event of a power blackout. Grafted to the spines of adult dinosaurs which were about to be shipped to Isla Nublar, the Chips could not be removed except through precise and delicate orthopedic surgery.

What other restraint methods do we have?" asked Burton, who wasn't exactly the most up-to-date person on Isla Sorna. "We have the lysine contingency, tranquilizer guns, tasers, 250 miles of electric fencing, Snagger Tanks, and the brand new ConstuPorta Cages, which are built around a tranquilized dinosaur," said Muldoon. "Oh, I forgot, Hammond ordered some underwater mines," Wu cut in. "Well that shows he knows what kinda creatures he's breeding here," observed Muldoon. The three of them nodded in silent agreement, wondering how many vicious residents Jurassic Park would eventually house.

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