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Been to the seaside...

...and brought back a fish.


It's a little, err, dead. About 50 million years dead...

fossil fish


(Not a photograph - I actually stuck it on the bed of the scanner and I was quite surprise how well it came out!)

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flick
May. 11th, 2003 02:59 pm (UTC)
Wow! Good scan!
lproven
May. 11th, 2003 03:02 pm (UTC)
It's a nice fish.

</Bob Wildcat in Police Academy>

Do you know what species?

I have one much like it, though a different skull morphology. I bought mine at Dinosaur Ridge in Colorado. Where'd you get yours?
lostcarpark
May. 11th, 2003 04:13 pm (UTC)
That is a most excellent fossil fish. I don't know enough about fish fossils to even guess what it might be, but a lot of this stuff comes from a jurassic seabed range in Brazil. I have one, which is somewhat incomplete, but it's interesting because it's preserved in 3D, and you can even see some of the internal structure.

dmw
May. 11th, 2003 10:17 pm (UTC)
We saw one like this at the UTexas-Austin Museum. But it's a little bigger. After all, this is Texas.
A Big Fossil Fish
I call it "Binky".
marypcb
May. 12th, 2003 11:15 am (UTC)
you saw a pale rider on a pale fish?

Note; Simon leaves out the argument where my mum wanted to buy it for him ;-)
pickledginger
May. 12th, 2003 10:05 pm (UTC)
Pretty fishie!
pickledginger
May. 12th, 2003 10:06 pm (UTC)
::supresses comments about "well aged", & cetera::
sbisson
May. 13th, 2003 01:02 am (UTC)
Well, it's not lutefisk!
pickledginger
May. 13th, 2003 09:51 pm (UTC)
No, nor pickled herring, neither.

T-shirt: "Well, it's not lutefisk!"
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