Samples in Microscope

There were multiple trips to the research site during the summer of 2012. Observations were made about new sedimentary features visible after the recent erosion, and several successful samples of lake-shore sediment filled with fossil specimens were collected for processing “back in the lab”. NOTE:  All specimens were collected under a Nova Scotia Research Permit,… Continue reading Samples in Microscope

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11 Years of Erosion

The Earthquake Dinosaurs research site is located along the northern shore of the Minas Basin, Bay of Fundy.  The highest tides in the world occur just down the beach, and the local +11m tides result in rapid erosion of the sandstone cliffs. Looking back at photographs from eleven years ago shows how much the cliff… Continue reading 11 Years of Erosion

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Baby dinosaur vertebra

One of the most interesting bone fragments recovered from the Jurassic lake shoreline sediment samples collected in 2008 is a small cervical (neck) vertebra.  The tiny neck vertebra is as long as your finger is wide.  The entire animal would have been small – an annual hatchling perhaps that was approximately 35 cm in length… Continue reading Baby dinosaur vertebra

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