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Ammonites

Posted 7/24/2015 12:07 AM by Joseph Sertich | Comments

Written by Hank Woolley.

Salama from the base of the Analavelona plateau in our newest field area!

We have been trucking through the heat out here in search of fossils, and after two full days we can finally say we’ve found something cool! We have found at least four different taxa of ammonites, from tiny ones an inch in diameter to some massive onesexceeding a couple feet in diameter!

As our group moved through the ammonite-bearing rocks, I found myself imagining what it would be like to be snorkeling amongst these amazing sea creatures 90 million years ago; these ammonites represent the amazing diversity of life that our planet has hosted over its 4.6-billion-year existence. Here is a photo we took during our trip! More photos and discoveries to come!

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We hit the motherlode for Ammonites.

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