Monthly Archives: February 2013

Strange mysticete periotic from Carmel Church

Last year we began preparation of jackets containing “Popeye“, one of the baleen whales from Carmel Church. As with most of our Carmel Church jackets, there was a great deal of material that was not from “Popeye”, and we’ve been … Continue reading

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Darwin Day 2013

Tonight is Roanoke College’s Darwin Day celebration. This is the 3rd straight year VMNH has participated by setting up a fossil display. For the first time this year we’re using the traveling display cases designed and built by Mike Morriss.

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Reconstructing Buttercup, Part 4

Ray has been working on-and-off for the last few months to reconstruct the skull of “Buttercup”, our juvenile Diorocetus specimen from Carmel Church. He’s made a lot of progress since my last update.

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