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Mile high crocs

Lindsay told everyone about the amazing rescue of the atv and the good news for our crew member.  I wanted a few other highlights.  First we got a new crew member today, David.  Here he is with Eric before our hike today.

We looked for fossils in a small basin that we soon found was made of rock formed by shallow ocean water complete with beach, clams, and sharks.  Here is a picture of the opposite side of our basin…what a view.

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Here’s a picture of the large bed of clams and some crazy calcium carbonate deposit.   Look at those pretty paralellograms.

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In the excitement of yesterdays events we forgot to mention the coolest fossil find.  This is a picture of a fossil crocodile track as it scraped the bottom of a tidal river swimming through shallow coastal swamp.  This animal would be over 20 feet long.   Think of a salt water croc.

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With one atv down, tomorow i will take a group up to a cretaceous fossil lake with algae deposits.  Cool!!!