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A 190 million year old ammonite 🌀from the Jurassic 🦕Age , I just found 🍀! Imagine Mary Anning the fantastic famous fossil collecting lady from Lyme Regis ! When she went fossil collecting she would have had to wash thick Lias mud from the rocks at times . You can certainly use attrition from sand and sea water 💦 to “ scrub your rocks” like I assume she must have done ✅ in her day also ! It’s a real muddy job here in the good collecting times !Mary Anning would have come back to town covered in mud on occasion! See our fossil @brandonfossils #fossil #minerals #beachcombing #fossils #jurassic #prehistoric #jurassiccoast #fossilhunter #naturalwonders #ammonite #lymeregis #palaeontology #ammonites #womaninscience #maryanning #maryanningmonday
Caught this dramatic scene while in the field in northwestern Madagascar a couple years back. Not too hot on my Madagascan herps so any help identifying these two would be much appreciated! . . . . . #thelifejurassic #paleo #paleontology #palaeontology #travel #adventurer #explorer #travelblogger #science #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #conservation #research #sciencefacts #wildlife #geology #biology #wildanimals #ecology #zoology #snake #lizard #reptile #madagascar
Oxford University Museum of Natural History is one of the rarer museums to exhibit Hadrosaurs, my favourite dinosaurs. This Edmontosaurus looks big but this guy is just a teenager, not even fully grown. . . . . #palaeo #palaeontology #museum #nathist #naturalhistory #dinosaur #museums #oxfordmuseum #dinosaursrock #edmontosaurus #hadrosaur #skeleton #fossil #bigboy #teenager #oxfordmuseumofnaturalhistory #oxford #geologyrocks
Here’s what one of our latest storms did to the beach! 😱 🌊 This picture was taken just recently as we filmed for a new episode in our YouTube channel, though we didn’t expect to find so many nodules (rocks)!! 🙌🏻⚒ We broke open all of these nodules with my younger brother @01shaesmith10 and some of them contained gorgeous ammonites - a couple of specimens are shown if you swipe along 😍 in addition to those which broke open “empty”! Attached at the end also is a sneak pic at the very rare 3D fish skull and partial body we found yesterday, more to come on that one 🤩 🎣 🐟 #natural #nature #ancient #animals #wildlife #history #ammonite #ammonites #dinosaur #palaeontology #minerals #paleontology #sea #summer #whitby #earth #beautiful #dorset #geology #charmouth #lymeregis #beauty #yorkshire #coast #ichthyosaur #beach #jurassic #crystal #fossils #fossil
Today I presented some of my research into the preservation of soft tissues in ichthyosaurs at the Palaeontological Association's annual meeting. It was great to be able to show people the work, which included looking at these beautiful specimens from the Strawberry Bank Formation of Somerset found in the mid 1800s. The talk was recorded, so hopefully I can put a link up to it soon if anyone wants to learn more about these awesome fossils! #fossil #fossils #art #geology #palaeontology #paleontology #paleo #curiosity #ancient #history #collect #collection #animal #animals #evolution #science #museum #palass #collecting #treasure #jaw #jaws #tooth #teeth #rare #dinosaur #age #dinosaurs #ichthyosaur #bones
Don't lie, you guys would sweet talk this little megalodon tooth too! 😂
UPDATE #2 : Time for another timelapse video of a further 2 hours spent on the preparation of this extinct Sabre-tooth Hoplophoneus skull. I’m doing this manually and very slowly to avoid damaging the fossil and the teeth. In fact I feel like a prehistoric dentist, carefully working to clean between every tooth! The interesting thing during this preparation was the discovery of one of its thoracic vertebrae perfectly preserved in front of its lower jaw. In the second half of this short video you’ll see it just below the teeth and can be identified by its long spinous process. This is of course not in the correct location so it gives a good clue that this Hoplophoneus body was probably scavenged after death, jumbling up the bones, before it was fossilised. I can see under the skull another vertebrae and a limb bone. This is turning out to be quite some jigsaw. #fossilpreparation #fossilprep #hoplophoneus #falsesabretoothcat #nimravid #sabretooth #teeth #dentist #dentistry #fossil #fossils #fossilsofinstagram #fossiladdict #fossillovers #oligocene #whiteriver #southdakota #palaeoart #paleoart #palaeontology #paleontology #extinct #extinction #evolution #skull #skullsofinstagram #timelapse #timelapsevideo
'En todo paseo por la naturaleza, uno recibe mucho más de lo que busca.' John Muir . . . #rupit #catalunya #johnmuir #nature #weekend #mountain #palaeontology
A perfect pyrite ammonite fossil of the species Echioceras raricostatum as found on the beach at Charmouth. They don't get much better than this! #fossil #fossils #art #geology #palaeontology #paleontology #paleo #curiosity #ancient #history #collect #collection #animal #animals #evolution #science #museum #jewel #collecting #treasure #ammonite #ammonites #gold #beach #beauty #beautiful #minerals #crystal #dinosaur #age
Don’t you just love megalodon #fossils ? #Triassic Misfah Formation, #Oman , with hand lens for scale. This still articulated #fossil belongs to an extinct #bivalve family #Megalodontidae . No I’m joking, it’s really just a #fossilised #valentines 💜 ☺️. #palaeontology #paleontology
This is a small piece of Crinoid rock... this rock is common in Charmouth but is very collectable as sometimes it can be full of the star shaped ossicles from the stems of the Crinoids. #Jurassiccoast #charmouth #lymeregis #fossilfinds #fossils #hunter #coast #fossilwalks #sea #rock #star #Crinoids #Jurassic #palaeontology #geology
Fund report series "Discovery of a new fossil site" part 6 of 7 I was there about ten times more and here are some impressions. It is a really fossil-rich site. Most of the very good ammonites have been found in fallen blocks below the natural outcrop or in the small water trench below. Of course the blocks in the trench can come from somewhere above the mountain, too. Angulaticeras and Schlotheimia are very common, but I also found a well preserved Pleuracantithes biformis SOWERBY! To be continued … . . Found by: @kurt.at.hettangium Prepared by: @kurt.at.hettangium . . __________________________ #alpinefossilien #alpinefossils #fossilien #fossils #geologie #geology #paläontologie #palaeontology #natur #nature #versteinerung #jurrasic #fossiliensuche #fossiliensammeln #fossilcollector #fossilhunter #fossilhunting #fossilienjagd #fossilienpräparieren  #fossilpreparation #alpineammonites #alpineammoniten #ammonit #ammonites #ammonite #ammoniten #karwendel #karwendelgebirge #karwendelmountains
The Pebbles on the Beach by Clarence Ellis. I love books like these: little anecdotal witticisms and lyrical explorations on the most banal and ordinary of things. This is the kind of book that taps into what at first seems nerdishness within us, but actually it’s our innate ability to appreciate beauty and profundity in the ordinary and the natural. It is an incredibly centring thing to read, instilling a state of zen through curiosity, and the fact that this book has been in print since the 1950s tells you it is a classic read that keep people wanting to read and share, re-read and share.
🎁It’s Christmas 🎄 I am cold 🥶! I am all by myself on the beach , I am 🎶 singing I am sieving for fossils !🦖give it a Raaaa! If you like my singing🤞😆See us @lymeregisfossils every Sunday for sieving Sunday ! #fossil #minerals #unusual #fossils #jurassic #prehistoric #jurassiccoast #fossilhunter #foolsgold #naturalwonders #ammonite #lymeregis #palaeontology #ammonites #sieving #sievingsunday
Tyrannosaurus Rex "Tyrant Lizard King" Cast of brain cavity Animal intelligence can typically be measured by the Encephalisaton Quotent (EQ), the ratio of brain size to body mass. Using EQ, humans (widely considered to be the most intelligent animals of the animal kingdom) have the largest brain to body mass ratio. As demonstrated in the picture, Tyrannosaurus had a small brain size compared to its overall body. Despite this, it is considered to be among the most intelligent of dinosaurs. The tyrannosaurids were probably only exceeded by the small dromeosaurs (such as Velociraptor) in terms of intelligence, barring modern day birds. Tyrannosaurus' brain has a significantly large olfactory lobe, which is responsible sense of smell. This indicates that Tyrannosaurus probably relied on a keen sense of smell to locate prey, either living or dead. . . . . . #thelifejurassic #paleo #paleontology #palaeontology #travel #adventurer #explorer #travelblogger #science #nature #jurassicworld #jurassicpark #fallenkingdom #dinosaurs #universalstudios #fossil #naturalhistorymuseum #naturalhistory #prehistoric #conservation #research #sciencefacts #wildlife #geology #biology #wildanimals #ecology #zoology #trex
For anyone hanging to see what was in the eggs 😏😏
Evolution of Filter Feeding and Gigantism in the Ocean (Part Eight): The toothy Plesiosaur “Morturneria” The Gray whale of its time, “Mortuneria” is a toothy, long necked plesiosaur and one of the last of the giant marine reptiles, being roughly 8 metres in length. It is hugely difficult to interpret the feeding ecology of extinct animals, especially when you consider that we’re having difficulty understanding modern animals with flesh and skin. I have issues with the palaeo-ecological reconstruction of “Mortuneria” (namely that we simply don't have enough to make this interpretation). The authors state that the “downward-curving teeth of the lower jaw… the arched palate and U-shaped lower jaw” (amongst a few other things) allowed it to strain small animals out of a scoopful of sediment like modern gray whales. According to the literature today, “Mortuneria” is yet another ancient filter feeder. Tomorrow, we’ll look at gigantism and filter feeding in the Cenozoic (65 million years to the present). (Continued in Part Nine) Image via O’Keefe et al. 2017, of the face profile of “Morturneria” #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils #paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm
Evolution of Filter Feeding and Gigantism in the Ocean (Part Seven): The Pelican crocodile “Stomatosuchus” I fucking love the idea of Stomatosuchus. It seems to defy belief and has been a part of palaeontology folklore for the better part of 100 years, ever since an allied bombing raid destroyed the holotype (in the Munich Museum) in 1944. Stomatosuchus was a 10 metre long filter feeding Crocodyliform that existed in Egypt 100 – 95 million years ago and its feeding ecology has been up for debate. The lower jaw appeared toothless, with the upper studded with only small conical teeth. Its jaw is hugely reminiscent of baleen whales and has been reinterpreted as having a gular sac, similar to pelicans alive today, gulping gigantic quantities of water. It was one of the largest crocodyliforms that ever existed. (Continued in Part Eight)… Image by: Unknown. If you know the artist, please let me know. #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils #paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm
Evolution of Filter Feeding and Gigantism in the Ocean (Part Six): The Giant Fish, “Pachycormidae”: “Leedsicthys” The massive extinction event that took the dinosaurs wiped out numerous long-lived lineages. These included the likes of the non-avian dinosaurs, the bi-plane sized pterosaurs, the incredibly diverse marine reptiles including the plesiosaurs and mosasaurs, multiple lineages of bird groups and a bizarre group of fish that had taken to the ecological niche of a baleen whale. These fish were the Pachycormiforms, gigantic filter feeders that approached the size of Humpback whales in the mid Jurassic Period. They thrived for 100 million years and we’ll be focusing on the largest of these: the 165 million year old Leedsichthys. What has been found has definitively shown that these animals used their gill arches (which were lined by gill-rakers and a distinctive system of fragile bone plates) that would have filtered plankton from the Mesozoic sea. To date, over seventy individuals have been found and every single one has been found without any teeth at all. Filter feeding strategies enable animals to get humungous; Leedsichthys was the largest bony fish ever discovered. Some evidence seems to indicate it was a bottom feeder, similar to modern gray whales. Leedsichthys was the beginning of a long line of filter feeding pachycormid fish that would continue into the Late Cretaceous and end with a giant fireball in the sky, just like the non-avian dinosaurs. (Continued in Part Seven)… Image by ABelov2014 on Deviant Art #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils #paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm
Evolution of Filter Feeding and Gigantism in the Ocean (Part Five): Turtle mimic “Henodus” This is a-bit of a sidestep, but definitely worth mentioning. Ah yes, Triassic reptiles. They are truly strange beasts. Henodus is a 225 million year old freshwater placodont (“tablet teeth”) superficially resembling a turtle in almost every single way, but having closer evolutionary affinities to the plesiosaurs. It was a metre in length and definitely not gigantic for the period, but it filter feed with baleen-like denticles along the jaw. With unique neck bones and musculature, it sucked water in rapidly over its baleen like structures. (Continued in Part Six)… Image via Nobu Tamura #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils #paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm #turtle
Evolution of Filter Feeding and Gigantism in the Ocean (Part Four): The Armored fish “Titanicthys” The very first “giant” filter feeder with a backbone was the 8 metre long “Titanichthys”, a placoderm fish with a heavily armored skull that lived 360 million years ago. It approached its much more famous “Dunkleosteus” in size but rather than have the sharp, garden shear like mouth plates of its cousin, it had comparatively small and blunt mouth plates and most likely used them to filter-feed. (Continued in Part Five)… Image via User: Apokryltaros on Wikipedia #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils #paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm
Evolution of Filter Feeding and Gigantism in the Ocean (Part Three): The shrimp-like “Aegirocassis” The earliest known “giant” filter feeder to date, this 2 metre long shrimp-like arthropod has no living relatives alive on the earth today. IT’S SO WEIRD! Belonging to the enigmatic predator group that includes one of the very first predators that ever evolved (“Anomalocaris”); two metres in length may not seem big, but 480 million years ago, complicated predator-prey relationships were only just evolving. According to the authors, the ribbon like structures attached to an upper row of flaps, along with frontal spines that made a mesh like arrangement of spines that could have allowed the animal to filter feed. The anomalocarids went extinct about 400 million years ago in the Earliest Devonian. (Continued in Part Four)… Image via by Hyrotrioskjan on Deviant Art #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils #paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm #shrimp
Evolution of Filter Feeding and Gigantism in the Ocean (Part Two) Throughout evolutionary history, a number of animals have adapted the same strategy as the Blue whale: to filter large amounts of water/sediment (via their teeth or other structures) for small organisms (such as krill) that thrive within them. Some creatures grew to HUGE sizes, from the bizarre Anomolcarid “Aegirocassis”, a two metre long arthropod that thrived in the Ordovician oceans 480 million years ago, to giant filter feeding crocodiles that independently evolved at least TWICE and grew to more than ten metres in length. It’s going to be a bumpy evolutionary ride as we travel back in time to look at how filter-feeding and gigantism have swam fin and tail with each other for almost half a billion years. First up, the invertebrate filter feeder from the Ordovician: “Aegirocassis”. (Continued in Part Three)… Image via Marx et al. 2016/Memoirs of Museum Victoria, displaying difference in skull shape that facilitated filter feeding in baleen whales. #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils #paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm #whale
Evolution of Filter Feeding and Gigantism in the Ocean (Part One) - This one was requested a few times in the last few days, so here are ALL parts again! - We are living in the time of Giants. The baleen whales are larger than any known dinosaur and ANYTHING that has come before us! Capable of weighing 30 African elephants and being longer than a basketball court… But why is this so? Many will tell you about how it has something to do with predator avoidance, or how the restraints of gravity are significantly less restrictive in the ocean, but the most important reason for the whales’ size has something to do with the icy inhospitable continent of Antarctica. The Antarctic Circumpolar Current is one of the most productive upwelling’s the world has ever seen. This, and similar upwelling’s found around the globe, create a humungous nutrient glut that creates masses of food for these mighty animals. The ocean has NEVER been quite as productive. (Continued in Part Two)… Image by Carl Buell #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils #paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm #whale
My little collection of Ammonite fossils from the Jurassic Coast. These little guys date between the Devonian Period and the Cretaceous Period that ended 66 million years ago.
FIRST POST 🎉🎉 Video shows segmented volume render of a Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee) CT scan created in Avizo. This is the first model I've ever made, we were instructed to virtually separate the mandible from the rest of the skull and then reposition the calvaria on top. I'm super proud of it (and myself). Now I'm using these techniques in my masters thesis! #anatomy #evolution #primates #palaeontology #archaeology #virtualanatomy
That's a mighty big Ichthyosaur paddle. My favourite bit about seeing fossils in museums is the sense of scale. You get a real idea of how big these ancient creatures really are. . . . . #palaeo #palaeontology #museum #nathist #naturalhistory #dinosaur #museums #oxfordmuseum #marinereptile #reptile #skeleton #fossil #ichthyosaur #paddle #flipper #ancient #ichthyosaurus #scale #senseofscale #oxfordmuseum #oxfordnaturalhistorymuseum #oxfordshire #jurassic #oxfordcity
Galeria de Paleontología de París (2012) #palaeontology #museehistoirenaturelle #paleontologist #paris
My fitness partner in crime @foodfitnessflora. I exercise everyday in some form or other to keep both my body and mind healthy. My mental health is strongly connected to my physical health, and both are at important as one another. It also makes fossil hunting a lot easier! Those rocks can get very heavy and weight lifting trains me not only to be able to carry them, but also to use good technique and posture not to injure myself in the process. As I've grown older, I've exercised more and more, and ironically felt younger and younger! Even on those days when you just can't be arsed to do anything and have no energy, getting out and exercising does the world of good. Sometimes I have to remind myself of that! #fossil #fossils #geology #palaeontology #paleontology #paleo #curiosity #ancient #history #collect #collection #animal #animals #evolution #science #museum #collecting #treasure #fitness #health #fit #exercise #run #running #train #training #mental #health #mentalhealth #CoupleGoals
Here’s an ammonite rock we broke open at Sandsend Beach UK! ⚒🐊 It’s around 185 Million Years Old 😱 Today we also made a very exciting discovery! We were walking along the beach and found, sat in the sand, half a fossilised fish with an almost totally 3-Dimensional skull! 🤩 🐠 🐟 It’s mouth is preserved slightly open and you can see all of it’s teeth! 🦷 I’ll upload this fossil soon once we’ve fully cleaned it off 😆 #natural #nature #fossil #fossils #ancient #animals #art #ammonite #ammonites #dinosaur #awesome #minerals #paleontology #sea #news #whitby #earth #geologist #dorset #geology #charmouth #palaeontology #jurassic #yorkshire #coast #instagram #beach #stone #rock
Just casually hanging out with my mate Rexy 😏🤓🦖❤️ Did anyone else get to see her when she was at kings cross station just before the launch of fallen kingdom this year? Was a fantastic sight! She was life-sized, had her scars from previous battles with the raptors and the indominous and she was stood on a bed of lava which was emitting sound. It really was a fantastic audio-visual representation! #jurassicpark #jurassicworld #jurassicparkfan #jurassicworldfan #jurassicparkedit #jurassicparklostworld #jurassicpark3 #tyrannosaurusrex #spinosaurus #palaeontology #dinosaurs
A 130 million year old beach worn vertebra from a Wessex Formation crocodile! Found on washed out onto the shore along the Island’s west coast. For many of the dinosaurs that roamed the Island’s early Cretaceous river plain, death didn’t just stalk the forests and wetlands. It lurked in the water aswell. Crocodiles were common and diverse on the floodplains of the Wessex Formation, with ample habitat in the ponds, lakes and large river channels that crossed the landscape. Some, such as Koumpiodontosuchus and Bernissartia were small animals, measuring in at only around 0.6m in length. Their teeth were rounded, an adaption for crushing the shells of freshwater molluscs and possibly bones. The goniopholids were a different story. These were large crocodilians, pushing 4m in length and likely posed a direct predatory threat to the Island’s smaller dinosaurs, such as Hypsilophodon. Lurking in rivers and ponds, unsuspecting groups of dinosaurs crossing rivers or drinking at watering holes would have made easy targets for these powerful predators, dragging their prey to its death. Superficially goniopholids would have closely resembled modern crocodiles, but have a few ‘weird features’. Elongated forelimbs and eyes orientated to face further forward may imply that goniopholids were slightly more terrestrial in their ecology than modern crocodiles, pursuing prey from the water for short distances or burrowing on river banks. Fossils of crocodilians from the Wessex Formation tell us of a diverse fauna, with many different species filling a variety of niches. They show us that non-dinosaurian life could be just as diverse here during the early Cretaceous, and just as deadly. #geology #fossils #fossil #palaeontology #prehistoric #geologyrocks #isleofwight #uk #dinosaurs #jurassic #cretaceous #crocodile #nature
Full vid linked in my bio! Kyle had been finding all the nice teeth and I finally saw a very promising tip of a megalodon tooth sticking out of the screen after digging my butt off. Oh, the pain! 😡🤮
This is a large crinoid fossil I found at Charmouth a few years ago. These bizarre looking creatures are animals closely related to star fish and sea urchins and not plants, despite their common name "sea lilies". They are one of my favourite fossils to find due to the incredible detail you often get in them. This fossil is around 196 million years old. #fossil #fossils #art #geology #palaeontology #paleontology #paleo #curiosity #ancient #history #collect #collection #animal #animals #evolution #science #museum #jewel #collecting #treasure #ammonite #ammonites #crinoid #details #beauty #beautiful #minerals #crystal #dinosaur #age
#Repost @evolution_soup with @get_repost ・・・ Fine art illustration of some species of extinct mammals of North America. Species featured: AMERICAN LION (Panthera leo atrox) ANCIENT BISON (Bison antiquus) COLUMBIA MAMMOTH (Mammuthus columbi) DIRE WOLF (Canis Dirus) HAGERMAN HORSE (Equus simplicidens) JEFFERSON’S GROUND SLOTH. #evolutionsoup #evolution #animals #megafauna #mammals #palaeontology #extinct #prehistoric #lion #bison #wolf #horse #sloth #genus #species #bear #camel #mastodon #art #illustration #paleoart #paleo #artist
‪99 million-year-old dinosaur feathers preserved in Burmese amber. #scicomm #palaeontology #dinosaurevolution #amber The discovery of numerous feathered dinosaur specimens has greatly improved knowledge of early dinosaur feathers and their evolution, displaying a wide range of feather types. Amber preserves three-dimensional specimens with microstructure and pigmentation. https://journalofpalaeogeography.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s42501-018-0014-2
Camptosaurus, Hippodraco, Protohadros, Eotrachodon, and Olorotitan #ornithopod #hadrosaur #herbivore #extinct #jurassic #cretaceous #period #unitedstates 🇺🇸 #russia 🇷🇺 #mesozoic #fossil #palaeontology #paleoart by: @lacerda.julio
L’attrattiva principale della Foresta Pietrificata sono gli alberi fossili che, sottoposti al processo di silicizzazione reso possibile dalle particolari condizioni climatiche della zona hanno mantenuto la loro forma originaria ma sono stati racchiusi in un involucro roccioso dai colori vivissimi. Il risultato è bizzarro ma allo stesso tempo incredibilmente affascinante. Questi tronchi sono testimoni dell’alternarsi del giorno e della notte da almeno 225 milioni di anni, e chissà per quanto altro tempo essi saranno le sentinelle silenziose del tempo. The main attraction of the Petrified Forest are the fossil trees that, subjected to the silicification process made possible by the particular climatic conditions of the area, have maintained their original shape but have been enclosed in a rocky shell with bright colors. The result is bizarre but at the same time incredibly fascinating. These trunks have witnessed the alternation of day and night for at least 225 million years, and who knows how much longer they will be the silent sentinels of time.
Came across these cute little surprise eggs today! I wonder what’ll be inside ☺️
Brandon @lymeregisfossils films 🎥 me as I split ⛏ down a large nodule containg the front half of a well preserved ichthyosaur. 🐬 I spotted this the day before and came back yesterday tooled up to deal with it! 🦖 🦕 🦖 🦕 #fossil # ichthyosaur #ichthyosaurus #marinereptile #lymeregis #charmouth #maryanning #dorset #reptile #reptiles #beachcombing #palaeontology #jurassic #jurassiccoast #outdoors #beauty #minerals #shells #stones #ammonites #skull #bones #outdoors
🥇🏆Yesterday !On the Jurassic Coast, Mike Harrison saves a beautifully preserved front half of an Ichthyosaur from the destruction of the sea 🌊! Mike who is 55 years old ,put in a monumental physical effort to get the bone blocks away from the incoming tide . Incredibly he has kept every piece so it all fits back together smoothly like a “Jurassic 🦕jigsaw 🧩 puzzle! “Mike’s last big skull was over 5 feet long and is a centre piece in the Lyme Regis Museum! His find yesterday was a real big one !-well done for spotting the teeth sticking out right at the end of the rock .The fossil ribs, back bones and jaw of the Ichthyosaur are all protruding out of the rock and Mike thinks there’s skin preservation as well . The Boulder was eroding away rapidly on the beach ! - Mike saved another Ichthyosaur preserved for a 190 million years in soft rock -from the destruction of the sea 🌊 I was lucky 🍀 enough to help him with some of the lifting and wheeling it off the beach see us @brandonfossils See @mikeharrisonfossils ✊💫💫#fossil #minerals #fossils #jurassic #prehistoric #jurassiccoast #fossilhunter #geologyrocks #beachfinds #naturalwonders #lymeregis #palaeontology #fossilcollector #ichthyology #lymeregisbeach #ichthyosaur
In this picture, I’m holding the arm of one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs in Australia. This creature superficially resembles “Allosaurus”, but belongs to the Megaraptoran grouping. This 6 metre long carnivorous dinosaur lived in Southern Australia 115 million years ago; it had sickle-like blades on the end of its fingers, used to grapple its struggling prey. They may seem terrifying but much like a cat claw, the tips of their fingers would have a sheath over the top of them; they would’ve been a-lot longer and sharper when the animal was alive. #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils #paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm
Oh why thank you 🤭 Awesome little book I found in Paperchase, full of dinosaurs saying inspirational quotes. Love it. . . . . #palaeo #palaeontology #roarsome #dinosaur #paperchase #pinkdinosaur #cooldinosaur #dinosaursarecool #geologyrocks #roar #theropod #Dino #dinosaurs #dinosaursofinstagram
Here we have another mouthy monster from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. I'm pretty sure it's another Pliosaur, these guys are sexy water beasts. 😍 . . . . #palaeo #palaeontology #museum #nathist #naturalhistory #dinosaur #museums #oxfordmuseum #marinereptile #reptile #skeleton #teeth #tooth #jaw #jawbone #pliosaur #fossil #fossilhunting #british #oxfordshire #oxfordnaturalhistorymuseum #oxford #geologyrocks
Welcome...to Jurassic Park 🦖 How are you guys doing? Sorry for being a bit inactive today. Me and my husband have been having a clear out and clean up of the flat so been a bit of a mental day. What are your plans for the weekend? #jurassicpark #jurassicworld #jurassicparkfan #jurassicworldfan #jurassicparkedit #jurassicparklostworld #jurassicpark3 #tyrannosaurusrex #spinosaurus #palaeontology #dinosaurs
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