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Scleractina corals from New Jersey


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fossilsofnj

Cretaceous Scleractina or Stoney Corals

Something a little different from the New Jersey Cretaceous. The first 3 pictures are from the Woodbury Formation, exquisite preservation in original material. Photos 4 – 6 are well-preserved sideritic steinkerns, with mineral filling the gaps between the septae. (pers. Obs., Earl Manning) from the Wenonah Formation.
John


Woodbury Formation (Upper Cretaceous, lower Campanian)

Astrangia (Coenangia) cretacea
Trochocyathus woolmani

Micrabacia cribraria

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Wenonah Formation (Upper Cretaceous, upper Campanian)

Trochocyathus woolmani

Micrabacia cribraria
Micrabacia hillgardia aka Micrabacia Americana

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Very nice specimens, John.

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JohnBrewer

Stunning specimens and photographs :)

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Very nice finds, how do you take your pictures?

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sixgill pete

Amazing corals and photos, John. Thank you for sharing them.

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Wow!!! Excellent specimens- beautifully photographed. Thanks for posting more biodiversity from the New Jersey Cretaceous.

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Shellseeker

John, Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. I used to live in that part of the country. prior to my fossil hunting days..

Are these beauties "find-able" by going fossil hunting and if so, please describe the experience or techniques? Thanks Jack

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fossilsofnj

Very nice finds, how do you take your pictures?

I use a Canon EOS Rebel T3i with Kenko extension tubes and a home made copy stand. All of these pictures have been stacked.

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fossilsofnj

John, Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. I used to live in that part of the country. prior to my fossil hunting days..

Are these beauties "find-able" by going fossil hunting and if so, please describe the experience or techniques? Thanks Jack

Hi Jack,

Except for the C&D canal in Delaware where the Micrabacia is common I’ve only collected the little critters in here in New Jersey. Collecting is done by screening, I typically employee two screens the standard ¼ inch mesh stacked on top of window screening to catch the smaller material. The corals are small usually found in the second finer meshed screen. I bag the micro material up to be washed, dried and carefully searched at home.

john

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Excellent presentation, thank you.

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