In the opening scene of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, we see a submarine crew discovering their submarine is not the largest thing in the bay. They weren't worried about that initially, figuring that there wasn't anything large left alive in the bay.

"Relax. Anything in here'd be dead by now."

How long after the events in Jurassic World did this scene take place?

In my question about the Mosasaurus I assumed it to be several years, but a comment on that question asserted it to be a couple of months. So is there any canonical time frame?

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Weeks or a month

Colin Trevor discussed this in the Empire podcast: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Spoiler Special ft. J.A. Bayona & Colin Trevorrow (47 minutes in)

He was asked, 'What has the Mosasaurus been eating?:

The opening sequence is set just after [Jurassic World]. There’s three years that pass [between the events of JW and the events after the opening of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom]. We didn’t put that type up onto the screen, but the opening scene could even be weeks after or a month after, and then time passes to allow them to create [the Indoraptor]”

  • That may answer my original question as well, by the way. Still weird that the crew assumed everything to be dead, though.
    – SQB
    Jan 15, 2019 at 19:39
  • they probably either did not know that the Mosasaurus existed, or they assumed it had run out of food.
    – user128883
    May 19, 2020 at 12:25

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