Apologies for the hiatus. I should have posted an explanation much earlier. I have been quite busy with doctors over the past year and a bit. It all started with […]
Anyone remember what this little guy is called?
Hint: This image is from an earlier paper I shared.
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I do remember humans being called “Ugly bags of mostly water” once. (…) Well to be honest, the reconstructions do make it look like bag and since there is no anus, the marine water flows in the mouth and possibly out through one of the holes on the top or sides… making it an “Ugly bag of mostly water”. So why do we care about this? Well as mentioned, this is likely one of our oldest known ancestors.
I can’t stress enough how important it is to talk about mental health every once in a while. Today is Bell’s Lets Talk day where they donate 5 cents for every social media post, tweet, and text message with #BellLetsTalk in it. Why do I care about this?
(….) I am a part of a few paleontological groups for women and the stories I read about experiences are heartbreaking. Women who I consider mentors, have all encountered roadblocks of some sort. This treatment can be extremely stressful(….)
OK, back to our What is it? Wednesday.
For this week I thought I would show something a bit easier to identify. I loved this stopover. There were many different fossilized critters to look at. I know I don’t have anything in this photo for scale, but this fossil isn’t hard to identify if you have an imagination. HINT: We were at a site that was once part of a rich aquatic reef.
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This week for ‘What is it? Wednesday’ I thought I would go with another locally found fossil. This one reminds me of old bamboo pan flutes
The first memory I have of exploring a dinosaur fossil exhibit must have been between the ages of 8-10. I was living in a small “no-wheres-ville” type of place along the Bay of Fundy. My mother packed us kids into the car and drove off towards (what I assume is) the Natural History Museum in Halifax. I make this assumption as the museum had undergone renovations and reorganization in 1993 and the road-trip was somewhere between summer of 1993-1995. The exhibit we were on our way to see is similar to today’s Dinosaurs Alive or I suppose more specifically Dinosaurs Unearthed since it was indoors.
Who knows what this is? Hint: These photos were taken at Rock Glen Conservation Area. Hand for scale.
I know roughly what it is, but not the exact scientific name.
These fossils are from Saint Clair, Pennsylvania but that is nearly everything I know about them. I acquired these at the Canadian Paleontological Conference this year #CPC2016 as well as a few others to add to my personal collection. Happy Fossil Friday!