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"Long time listener, first time caller": an amateur's ambitions in Paleontology

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Fossildude19

Congratulations, Mike.     :1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:   :fistbump:


Glad to hear it is moving forward. 

Good luck with the paper. 

 

 

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JohnJ

Proud to know you, Mike.  :D  Kudos.

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Fruitbat

Well done!  Spencer Lucas is a good person to be associated with!

 

-Joe

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jpc

very good.  

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Ludwigia

Way to go, Mike! Keep up the good work!

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old bones

Awesome, Mike :)

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PFOOLEY

Thank you.

 

21 hours ago, PFOOLEY said:

...Somewhere along the way...

 

I've realized it is surely because of this Forum...this place has had a tremendous influence on me...

 

...very proud to be a member and happy to know you all. :) 

 

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sixgill pete

Fantastic Mike.

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Wrangellian

Good job.. There's something I've never done.

What did you mean by receiving criticism for "including ammonite ornament"?

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PFOOLEY
1 hour ago, Wrangellian said:

What did you mean by receiving criticism for "including ammonite ornament"?

 

Another worker believes that ornament should not be a factor in regard to water depth...therefore, criticized my idea for incorporating it. 

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Wrangellian

I see. Is it a fact that ammonites with lots of ornamentation vs. smooth ones (for example) are found in equal numbers in deep and shallow water? I don't know as much about this topic as I should probably.

I've noticed that, in my area, the baculites are mainly found in coarser material which I assume was deposited nearer to shore. All the others, ammos and nauts, smooth and ornamented, planispiral and heteromorph, are found in the deeper water (finer grained) shale.

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fossilized6s

Nice work, Mike. 

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Nimravis

Great work Mike, and I love the pictures that you incorporated into your presentation.

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PFOOLEY

Thank you all...it's been a great experience and I am happy to share it here. Glad you all enjoyed it. :) 

 

 

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andreas

Great work! I like it, though my pets are Triassic ammos:) I'm little envy that you can work together with Spencer Lucas. I only read his triassic papers.

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-Andy-

Well-done Mike! Doing something meaningful here :)

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JohnBrewer

Fantastic!

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MB

Great Mike, congratulations !

Yoi did the step, don't stop now :goodjob:

:)

 

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PFOOLEY

Progress continues. For the last few months, when I can't get into the field, I have tried to immerse myself in documents...perusing literature on subjects from Turonian Scaphite Facies of Japan (Tanabe, 1979) to Paleoecology of Turritelline gastropods ( Allmon, 1992 & Allmon and Knight, 1993) to Rarefaction and Taxonomic diversity (Foote, 1992). 

 

I also took Spencer Lucas out to "my" outcrops...

 

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...for a tutorial on how to wield ye sighting compass and meter stick. :) We spent the day measuring Carlile Shale sections and discussing the Western Interior Seaway. 

 

In the many weeks to come, my fieldwork will be sampling three distinct horizons from three different study areas...

 

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...and I am very much looking forward to that!...back to the rocks! :)

 

 

"Any day in the field is a good day."  -Spencer Lucas, NMMNH

                    

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FossilDAWG

The black-and-white photography somehow makes those ammonites really stand out.  I like it a lot.

 

Don

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35 minutes ago, FossilDAWG said:

The black-and-white photography somehow makes those ammonites really stand out.  I like it a lot.

 

Don

 

I agree!...a nice change from brown on brown with some brown accents. :)

 

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FossilDAWG

I thought that was "sepia-vision".

 

It must have been a treat to spend some time in the company of Spencer Lucas.  That guy is a publishing machine!

 

Don

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PFOOLEY
13 minutes ago, FossilDAWG said:

..."sepia-vision"...

 

:)...if it wasn't for the sky or a hammer handle...

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