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Merritt Island, Florida - Pleistocene fossil photos

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Here is a series of five images showcasing some of my finds from the first hunt through the Merritt Island matrix. I have just begun to study the fossils in this intriguing matrix, and hope that I haven't got too many wrong. There are so many possibilities when you find a bone in this stuff. It might be mammal, or reptile...amphibian, or even fish.

The variety is one thing I wanted to showcase. Of course, the amphibian fossils are the really exciting finds, but they are the most difficult to identify.

These images will be featured on episode 5 of 'Fossil Hunters'. :)

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That's it for now... thanks for looking. :)

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PA Fossil Finder

Incredible pictures, as always! I was curious as to why you label the gar scale as marine. I always thought gars were primarily freshwater fish?

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Incredible pictures, as always! I was curious as to why you label the gar scale as marine. I always thought gars were primarily freshwater fish?

Hmmm, you're right about the freshwater, I reckon. I was thinking 'aquatic' fossils... marine just sounded better. lol

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fossilized6s

Beautiful, Julianna! They're very well balanced, informative and clear.

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Auspex

Your presentation is simply beautiful!

Would it be OK with you if I were to move this topic to Micro-Paleontology and pin it? It can serve as a sterling example and encourage others to explore the world of tiny fossils.

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Beautiful, Julianna! They're very well balanced, informative and clear.

Thank you Charlie :)

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Your presentation is simply beautiful!

Would it be OK with you if I were to move this topic to Micro-Paleontology and pin it? It can serve as a sterling example and encourage others to explore the world of tiny fossils.

That would be great, thank you. :)

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MarcoSr

Julianna

Wow, really impressive. Very artful and informative presentation. I added a link to this post in my pinned Merritt Island post.

Marco Sr.

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JohnJ

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I won't complain if you add more images to this topic...but, I might if you don't, Julianna. :D

I wouldn't worry too much over the gar scales. Their owners are often found in coastal brackish waters.

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Coco

Hi,

Julianna, your plates deserve a good book ! How do you make them ? You take your photos separately and you group them on the only one at the end ? Very good work, I remain admiring !

Coco

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Sacha

These are really beautiful Julianna.

The weather seems to be holding this morning so I'm on my way to get more of this matrix as long as the wind holds off. I hope to get you more to expand your already wide range of finds.

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ynot

Those "Pictures" look like high quality posters!! Definitely worthy of a nice frame and hanging on a wall (in a museum!)

KUDOS on the wonderful presentation!!!!

Tony

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Ancient Bones

Excellent presentation Julianna! Your dedication and enthusiasm for this matrix is remarkable. Your patience and experimenting with your photography has produced great results also. ( thank you for making my finds in my gallery look so good ).
' Keep calm and carry on fossiling !' :)

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Julianna

Wow, really impressive. Very artful and informative presentation. I added a link to this post in my pinned Merritt Island post.

Marco Sr.

Thank you, Marco Sr.. :)

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I won't complain if you add more images to this topic...but, I might if you don't, Julianna. :D

Thank you JohnJ, I just might do that as I accumulate more specimens. I am having fun with the casual layout. :)

Hi,

Julianna, your plates deserve a good book ! How do you make them ? You take your photos separately and you group them on the only one at the end ? Very good work, I remain admiring !

Coco

Thank you so much, Coco.:) Who knows... maybe some day I will make a book. I need to learn a whole lot more about my subject though. Yes, I take many photos of each specimen to get one just right. And then I combine them on a separate image.

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These are really beautiful Julianna.

The weather seems to be holding this morning so I'm on my way to get more of this matrix as long as the wind holds off. I hope to get you more to expand your already wide range of finds.

Thank you John, I look forward to the hunt! :)

Those "Pictures" look like high quality posters!! Definitely worthy of a nice frame and hanging on a wall (in a museum!)

KUDOS on the wonderful presentation!!!!

Tony

Thank you Tony. I am so glad that you liked them. I sure enjoy making them. :)

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Excellent presentation Julianna! Your dedication and enthusiasm for this matrix is remarkable. Your patience and experimenting with your photography has produced great results also. ( thank you for making my finds in my gallery look so good ).

' Keep calm and carry on fossiling !' :)

Wow, Thanks Mum! :) And you know I loved making your Merritt Island finds ready for your gallery. (I think that you just wrote yourself a cool signature line!)

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JohnBrewer

Extraordinarily beautiful and wonderfully presented!

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Extraordinarily beautiful and wonderfully presented!

Thank you, John. :)

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Julianna, those images are truly awesome in the most literal sense of that word--it has inspired me with awe. John is holding some Magical Merritt Micro Matrix Mix for me and I can't wait to meet-up with him to receive it. Since the rains in Florida this year have kept the rivers/creeks virtually off limits, I've been amusing myself with micro-fossils (and the challenging issues with their photography). Your images are not only clear and informative from an ID aspect but artfully executed.

Cheers.

-Ken

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Wow, thank you Ken. Your words have left me speechless...

I look forward to hearing from you when you get to go thru this amazing matrix. Can't wait to see what you find. :)

Julianna

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Kdeus

Beautiful layout and images!

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old bones

Thank you so much :) 

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masonboro37

Gorgeous specimens and pictures!

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