Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fossil Shrimp but no coctail sauce

One of the more rare fossils of the green River Formation are fossil Shrimp.  These small creatures did not fossilize well and are very difficult to prepare because of their delicate nature.
The first shrimp as found

Shrimp after some preparation.

Completed shrimp

At the Fossil Shack quarry this summer, we discovered two.  This is rare, in that most diggers are lucky to find that many in a lifetime.  One of them is one of the best ever discovered.  It was preserved in exceptional detail.

Second Shrimp as discovered
The second shrimp will soon be on display at the Thanksgiving Point Museum of Ancient Life.  Stop by and check it out.

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