Thursday, February 18, 2021

The Sea

 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.

28 comments:

  1. Thank you so much William, for all this great info about the dinosaurs!
    I think I could have lived with them. I am too short in length, so not a snack worth !!! 🤣

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  2. And there are still creationists who deny all of this. Can you believe it?

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  3. @Catarina: it was.

    @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @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.

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  4. What a magical world it must have been!

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  5. ...and the sea is the origin of so much life.

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  6. It was an amazing world then with all these giant creatures living in it.

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  7. That's something for my grandson he loves Dinosaurs and has started à collection 2 years ago !

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  8. I love that description "marine dinosaurs".

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  9. It sure does resemble a crocodile. They are like dinosaurs walking the earth today.

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  10. Great ocean display photos ~

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. 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.

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  12. What wonderful displays, the ocean is filled with interesting life.

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  13. Fascinating. Look at the long neck on that turtle!

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  14. An interesting post again, William.
    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.

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  15. @Magiceye: very different from what we know.

    @Tom: that is true.

    @Gattina: that it was.

    @RedPat: yes, they do.

    @Sharon: it is quite fitting.

    @Marie: that's true.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Revrunner: if only!

    @Bill: that's true.

    @Cloudia: quite so.

    @Jan: definitely true.

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  16. 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 😉

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  17. Excellent photography of ancient sea life will probably spark any writer's curiosity. So interesting!

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  18. It's hard to believe some of them were that big, I have always like the plesiosaur.

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  19. Now I want to go there and wander the halls.

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  20. 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!

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  21. can u imagine seeing one of these flying along?? i wanna see that. ( ;

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