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Fossil Friday: You Can Learn a Lot on Twitter

October 25, 2013

Greetings Blogophiles! Happy Fossil Friday!… What?… is this another thing to be aware of? Didn’t we just do cephalopod days and Earth science week? My brain is full, I want to go home. Sorry folks, science never sleeps. Turns out, every Friday is #FossilFriday on Twitter. What?…Why? … How can I be involved? Every Friday on Twitter, paleontologists and interested amateurs around the world tweet images of some of their favorite fossils and/or links to their blogs or scientific papers. This is a pretty cool, very quick way to expose people to some of the fossils which are stored in museum collections or are on exhibit, and to the research paleontologists are doing. Anyone with a Twitter account can do it. This Friday alone I have seen pictures of Parasaurolophus skeletons, a spiny trilobite, a knobby headed mammal (classified as a dinoceratan), some belemnites, and a Neanderthal Skull. If you’d like to participate by tweeting a picture of your favorite fossil or to just look at some spectacular fossils, go to twitter.com and in the search field type #FossilFriday. Perhaps you’ll see something you’ve never seen before.

Photo of an example of North Carolina's recently designated official State Fossil, C. megalodon. Photo by Richard Chandler

An example of North Carolina’s recently designated official State Fossil, C. megalodon. Photo by Richard Chandler

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    February 10, 2014 11:12 am

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