Casts of marine dinosaurs like the plesiosaur and mosasaur hang overhead here. Much of what's in this area relates to those dinosaurs and other life forms that either lived in water or spent a good deal of time around it.
Below are fossils of a dinosaur that at face value looked like a crocodile, but wasn't.
For today I'll leave off with this panel.
It's another world...ReplyDelete
Am I lucky to live today!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much William, for all this great info about the dinosaurs!ReplyDelete
I think I could have lived with them. I am too short in length, so not a snack worth !!! 🤣
And there are still creationists who deny all of this. Can you believe it?ReplyDelete
@Catarina: it was.ReplyDelete
@Iris: me too.
@Lady Fi: thanks!
@Ella: they'd not pass on me.
@David: I remember once making a mild rebuke of a guy online demanding that creationism be taught in school, and he proceeded to go absolutely nuclear on me.
What a magical world it must have been!ReplyDelete
...and the sea is the origin of so much life.ReplyDelete
It was an amazing world then with all these giant creatures living in it.ReplyDelete
That's something for my grandson he loves Dinosaurs and has started à collection 2 years ago !ReplyDelete
They tell the story well!ReplyDelete
I love that description "marine dinosaurs".ReplyDelete
It sure does resemble a crocodile. They are like dinosaurs walking the earth today.ReplyDelete
Great ocean display photos ~ReplyDelete
Moment by moment,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
I'm always hoping one day to be one of those persons who kicks at the ground and suddenly finds the fossil remains of one of the largest dinosaurs that ever walked the face of the earth.ReplyDelete
What wonderful displays, the ocean is filled with interesting life.ReplyDelete
Fascinating. Look at the long neck on that turtle!ReplyDelete
An interesting post again, William.ReplyDelete
A research cart will land on Mars in a few minutes. But much of what is happening at the bottom of the oceans is still at least as unknown as Mars.
@Magiceye: very different from what we know.ReplyDelete
@Tom: that is true.
@Gattina: that it was.
@RedPat: yes, they do.
@Sharon: it is quite fitting.
@Marie: that's true.
@Revrunner: if only!
@Bill: that's true.
@Cloudia: quite so.
@Jan: definitely true.
It's difficult to think of our birds today in this way, will get my imagination going the next time I take pics of ducks 😉ReplyDelete
Some birds retain their fierceness.Delete
Excellent photography of ancient sea life will probably spark any writer's curiosity. So interesting!ReplyDelete
The water creatures are the scariest!ReplyDelete
They were beasties.Delete
It's hard to believe some of them were that big, I have always like the plesiosaur.ReplyDelete
They were amazing animals.Delete
Now I want to go there and wander the halls.ReplyDelete
It's a good place to explore.Delete
I've been looking forward to your getting to the sea. And I never had heard the term "marine dinosaurs" before -- but it makes sense!ReplyDelete
It does indeed.Delete
can u imagine seeing one of these flying along?? i wanna see that. ( ;ReplyDelete
They'd have been a sight to see.Delete