Monthly Archives: April 2009

Possible Eobalaenoptera jaw

The SEAVP conference is coming up next month, and I’ve been spending most of my time trying to get that organized, including preparing my own presentation. I’m going to be speaking on Eobalaenoptera material that wasn’t figured in the 2004 description of … Continue reading

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More sperm whales

Some time ago I posted a photo of the tooth shown on the left above when I was talking about sperm whales from the Calvert Formation. I didn’t mention at the time that it was the only known tooth from the … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga

For the last week I’ve been working almost non-stop preparing this whale jaw for my SEAVP presentation, and trying to get other things organized for the meeting (which VMNH is hosting at the end of May). I should have some additional photos of the … Continue reading

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Galeocerdo

As many regular readers may have surmised, my son Tim is homeschooled, which is how he’s able to spend so much time in the field with me. As part of his science education he’s required to do various projects (some … Continue reading

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Solite Day 10

We had a more productive day today and found several insects, including the one shown above. I’d like to have a better picture, but that will have to wait for a microscope photo; this is the best my hand-held camera … Continue reading

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Solite Day 9

The Cow Branch Formation (the unit exposed at the Solite Quarry) was originally described as being non-fossiliferous. There are days on an excavation when it’s easy to see why. We did actually find some fossils today, including a partial Tanytrachelos, a … Continue reading

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Solite Day 8

There was beautiful weather at the Solite Quarry today, and we spent several hours walking through the 170 meters of sediment exposed along one wall of the quarry. As I’ve mentioned before, there is a range of sedimentary features exposed through … Continue reading

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