Thursday, October 14, 2010

Happy National Fossil Day, Belatedly

Happy National Fossil Day, Belatedly
Life was good more than 65 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. The earth was warm and the seas teemed with life. That's when these fossilized shrimp lived in the primordial deep. Now they're on display in the UW-Madison's Geology Museum. (I don't know how I could possibly have missed it, but yesterday was National Fossil Day.)

2 comments:

The Blue Faerie said...

Darn it! This will join my list of things-I-miss-every-year-somehow:

National Talk Like a Pirate Day
The Engineering Fair
The Wunk-Sheek Pow-wow
and now...
National Fossil Day. Sweet. :)

Love the photos, too!

Joaquin said...

Outstanding photo of those REAL OLD shrimp!
Those guy haven't changed much in 65 million years!