Tag Archives: Paleopathologies

The flipper of a baby whale

During the first excavation at Carmel Church in 1991, I mapped the exposure and noted all the places I saw bone weathering out of the hillside. One of the things I recorded was a ‘possible juvenile mysticete.” In 1998 there … Continue reading

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New donation

I received a phone call yesterday from avocational paleontologist Ron Ison, who wanted to know if VMNH would be interested in some fossil material he had collected while diving in various Virginia rivers. He offered to deliver the material to … Continue reading

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Left-handed whale died a painful death

I’m back in Martinsville for a couple of weeks, but I’ll be back at Carmel Church soon. One of the reasons I returned is because of the release today of a new paper by Brian Beatty and me on one … Continue reading

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SeAVP meeting, Day 2

Talks started again at 9:00 this morning. Matt Colbert used a series of really cool CT scans to show how the trunk gradually developed in tapirs, and how the presence of a trunk can be identified in fossils (the modern … Continue reading

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