Long ago, I posted my e-mail so you all can let me know about cool things you run into. Someone has taken the opportunity!
BTW I’m finding few of us are such important, busy people we aren’t contactable. Me, I’m just a mom who likes science; if you write me, I’ll write you back. 😀
OK, here’s the news a reader in Canada sent in: a regular guy who likes fossils ran into a really cool rock full of fossils of a new sort of gar fish.
The Toronto Sun has some great pictures of the fossils including them lifting the whole rock with a crane to take to the museum.
Unfortunately, the Calgary Harold with the best story has some indecent photos on the side, so I’ll post the best bits they wrote:
What the Tyrrell museum has on its hands is a “mass death assemblage,” essentially what amounts to a prehistoric murder mystery.
Don Brinkman, the director of preservation and research with the Tyrrell, said they are trying to piece together how 17 fish died simultaneously and were embedded in sand during the Paleocene age.
“That’s one of the challenges that the block presents, is what’s the biology behind it,” Brinkman said. “What kind of event would have caused a group of these fish to die all at all the same time.”
Does finding a bunch of fish buried “simultaneously” puzzle you? If not, God is helping you be wise like King David, “I have more understanding than all those who teach me; because I think about your teachings.” Psalm 119:99
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Romans 1:20
PS If they study some of that skin, do you think they’d find fresh tissue inside?