Ramblings about what I encounter within the realm of the geosciences, as well as the occasional rant about nonsense.

26 August 2009

Jurassic Ink

Holy Crap!

A friend of mine posted a link to this article from the telegraph. They found a 150 Ma old belemnite that still had its ink sac. What's more the paleontologists, being the witty characters they are, used some of the ink to draw the animals portrait and write its name!!!
Move over Bic:

"Belemnites. Writes first time, every time."

The specimen now resides with the BGS in Nottingham. Truly, an awesome find. And a pretty spiffy drawing. I wonder if the BGS will sell prints of that image....

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Between Los Alamos,NM and White Rock, NM

Between Los Alamos,NM and White Rock, NM
The photo of the travertine spring was taken in the small opening in the center of the image.

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