Paleontologists at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have formally described a new species of lobe-finned fish from a discovery made by a Pennsylvania man.
Drexel Snapshot: Walking Fossil Fish Tiktaalik Hits the Road
Nunavut fossils packed up in the Subaru and heading back to Canada today. #tiktaalik #acadnatsci #drexelcoas A photo posted by Ted Daeschler (@teddaeschler) on Jun 22, 2015 at 9:17am PDT Paleontologists Ted Daeschler, of the […]
Drexel Snapshot: Geology Class Digs into Earth Science on Instagram
GEO 103 class characterizing the nature of the sediments of the Cohansey Formation in the NJ Pinelands. #geo103rocks #drexelcoas #acadnatsci #talkinboutrocks A photo posted by Ted Daeschler (@teddaeschler) on Apr 18, 2015 at 12:29pm PDT […]
With “Your Inner Fish”, Tiktaalik Gets Its Close-Up—On TV, Online and in Philly
It’s almost time for Tiktaalik roseae to make another appearance on television. Tiktaalik is already extremely famous for an ancient fish fossil. It’s one of the best-known transitional species between fish that swim in the […]
Fossils in the Big Apple and Other Urban Paleontology Adventures
There are fossils in New York’s Grand Central Station. It’s not a traveling museum exhibit. It’s not an exhibit at all. Hundreds of millions of years in the past, the limestone used to construct the […]
How do you pack for a summer trip to the end of the Earth (for science)?
“Ice. Rock. Water. That’s what’s there,” Ted Daeschler said, discussing his upcoming field research expedition to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic. And that’s about all that’s there. No trees to cut down for firewood. […]
Dusting for Prints from a Fossil Fish to Understand Evolutionary Change
In 370 million-year-old red sandstone deposits in a highway roadcut, scientists have discovered a new species of armored fish in north central Pennsylvania. Fossils of armored fishes like this one, a phyllolepid placoderm, are known […]
Moment of Impact?
Could a pit of sand in southern New Jersey be one of the most important sites for paleontology in the world? Dr. Ken Lacovara isn’t sure about that yet, but he’s working to figure it […]