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48-Million-Year-Old Fossil Owl

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"... The finding is extraordinary, largely because it's rare to find fossilized owls, especially one that has so many preserved bones, said project co-researcher Elizabeth Freedman Fowler, an assistant professor at Dickinson State University in North Dakota, who dubbed the specimen "the finest fossil owl..."

Story on Live Science.

(There is no drool-bucket big enough...)

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FossilsAnonymous

:drool:

 

I need about 1,000 of those emoticons

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caldigger

See, even the professionals use coins to show scale size!!!

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Kane
9 hours ago, caldigger said:

See, even the professionals use coins to show scale size!!!

 

 

As they shouldn’t as it may be party to cultural chauvinism. The US represents about 5% of the earth’s population. This is why internationally recognized measurement matters. ;) 

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DPS Ammonite

I agree that metric measurements are the best to use with photos. Sometimes a US metric system (decimal) coin makes it into my photos. Do as I say; don't do as I sometimes do. Include a metric measurement also. 

 

We could use some nice plastic TFF photo scales for everyone to buy and use.

 

Since we are a US based site, some will follow the slogan: "You can have my inch-pounds when you pry them from my cold, dead hands." I am much more to the Henny Youngman side: "Here, take my inch-pounds."

 

Back to the owl. On my little phone screen it looks like continued prep will reveal more surprises.

 

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Coco
5 hours ago, caldigger said:

See, even the professionals use coins to show scale size!!!

It isn't a very scientific method ! And I would like to see an example of official publication with this measurement system !

 

Coco

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