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October 24, 2014

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6:45 PM | Fossil Friday – Cretacous invertebrate donation
Last Wednesday, Hemet resident Jeanette Hughes visited the Western Science Center to donate a box of Cretaceous invertebrate fossils that she and her late husband Richard collected more than a decade ago in Texas. Most of the specimens in the … Continue reading →
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6:45 PM | Fossil Friday – Cretaceous invertebrate donation
Last Wednesday, Hemet resident Jeanette Hughes visited the Western Science Center to donate a box of Cretaceous invertebrate fossils that she and her late husband Richard collected more than a decade ago in Texas. Most of the specimens in the … Continue reading →
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2:00 PM | Friday Headlines: 10-24-14
Friday Headlines, October 24, 2014 THE LATEST IN THE GEOSCIENCES   Today’s round-up: California is DOOMED Deinocherus: Terrible Hands (Goofy Body) Turbidites: Nature’s Seismometers   Creep in 4 faults means big quake may be poised to hit With modern technology, … Continue reading →
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1:48 PM | The Autumn of Life
National Blog Posting Month – September 2014 – Crunch Prompt – If babyhood is spring and young adulthood is summer, which age do you consider to be the start to the “autumn” of life? —— I almost didn’t respond to … Continue reading →
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4:48 AM | Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: A pair of molded nautiloids from the Upper Ordovician of northern Kentucky
Two nautiloids are preserved in the above image of a slab from the Upper Ordovician of northern Kentucky. (I wish I knew which specific locality. This is why paleontologists are such fanatics about labeling specimens.) The top internal mold (meaning it is sediment that infilled a shell now dissolved away) has been covered in a […]
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1:30 AM | Upside Down Ordovician Trilobite
Here is a picture of an upside down trilobite fossil found recently (October 2014) in Maysville, Kentucky, USA. The Upper Ordovician Period formations found there are Grant Lake (Maysvillian) and Bull Fork (Richmondian). Thanks to Kenny for the image.

October 23, 2014

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8:49 PM | Dinosaur Noses Are Cool
Nearly a century ago, while working in the 75 million year old rock of Alberta, Canada, the professional …
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2:00 PM | A Leafy Gown
National Blog Posting Month – September 2014 – Crunch Prompt – Craft bloggers: come up with a project that uses crunchy autumnal leaves. —— Hmm. Well, I’m not exactly a crafter. I do artsy things, of course. I sew. I … Continue reading →
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7:45 AM | Paleontology "kickstarter": relationships of Allodesmus
A mount of the partial holotype skeleton of Allodesmus kelloggi, a junior synonym of Allodesmus kernensis (at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles).My colleague Reagan Furbish - a master's student under Dr. Annalisa Berta at San Diego State University, has started a kickstarter campaign to fund some of her master's thesis research. Reagan is studying the phylogenetic relationships of the fossil pinniped Allodesmus: controversy exists whether or not it was more closely related to true seals […]
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