Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fossil Hunting


















A few days later while we were walking around Grams and Gramps' neighborhood we saw an outcropping of rocks. Upon closer inspection, we saw that the ENTIRE rock section was covered with fossils. Most of the fossils and fossil bits are crinoids (ancient sea lilies). Many of them were loose on the ground, thousands are embedded in the rocks and they vary in size from just barely visible to as big around as our thumb and 5 inches long! We only found a few other fossils in that outcropping: a tiny little starfish and a couple brachiopods.

You can find out more about crinoid fossils by viewing this power point presentation.


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