Amazing Fossil Finds

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For those who are interested in (very) dead things, here are a couple if links to marvelous news report on fossil discoveries - one a new Burgess Shale, the other evidence of the tsunami that the 65 mya Gulf of Mexico asteroid would have caused. Neat stuff.

BBC News - Huge fossil discovery made in China’s Hubei province
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-47667880

BBC News - Chicxulub asteroid impact: Stunning fossils record dinosaurs’ demise
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47755275

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Very cool! Thanks for sharing!!

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very cool indeed! Thanks for the share

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Wow, and I thought the Marble Canyon site for the Burgess Shale was impressive (with at least 12 new species over the past few years)! A new Burgess site across the world (with jellyfish!!!) is just absolutely breathtaking.

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It is fascinating, although I am not sure their time estimates can be so precise. What’s really neat is that the fossils are preserved in 3-D, and like what was done to the Burgess Shale, they can be dissected for further information. What they ate, & etc.

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