On-site reports from 13 states
Daily reports from 3 different fossil excavations
Daily reports from 3 scientific meetings
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Which brings us to the second milestone: we are approaching our 10,000th page view. In honor of this occasion, I would like the person who gets the 10,000 view to take a screen shot of the blog homepage, showing the hit counter (it’s in the lower left corner) reading 10,000. If you email me that image, along with your name and mailing address, I will send you either a signed copy of the description of Squalodon whitmorei (VMNH Memoir 8), or a coffee mug with the VMNH logo and a drawing of Eobalaenoptera harrisoni–your choice.
Now, on to day 8. As Carter can’t stay with us all week, I spent most of the morning training on the backhoe. It’s a bit different than the forklifts I used to drive for a living, and I’m not fast, but I can now get the job done safely.
We made another jacket today (this is our fourth from the Calvert, and the 8th of this trip); it’s visible at the lower right in the photo below, along with numerous additional bones.