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SmokeyBare t1_jeak7rl wrote

Trust me kid, paleontologists don't even want to be paleontologists. Most are just teachers.


garry4321 t1_jebcqoz wrote

Arent these really fucking common? I find fossils on the beach all the time


SpectralMagic t1_jebwzis wrote

Considering the news around it, it's probably an important find in the least. There may be significance in either the location it was recovered from or in the rarity/preservation quality of the specimen for it's specific species.

I'm hoping a real archaeological team was able to recover it instead of this kid. Fossils lose a huge majority of their scientific usefulness if you can't pinpoint the location, depth, rock it was found in.

Edit: (Read the article) The fossil is dated to the Jurassic Period. The specimen is rare because of its size(30cm) and beautiful crystallization of the mollusk's buoyancy chamber that occurred during fossillization. Not scientifically rare, but looks nice. Wouldn't doubt it's probably in someone's mansion on display for $30 grand right now


OoT-TheBest t1_jeajcji wrote

Mitch McConnel sunbathing on his State visit.


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Bimmenstein t1_jec0a3e wrote

He found the last Fossil! We can hit finally call in the Drop Pod



Valuable-Banana96 t1_jedcn10 wrote

From all the way back when Welsh was intelligible, wow.


501102 t1_jeeinah wrote

Just say boy finds rock - don't have to be so linkedin-y about it