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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-15
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Olympus C-50 Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-18 9:12
Viewed: 3717
Points: 5
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Cyathophyllum, a solitary rugose coral which occurs in rocks from the Devonian Age in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. These fossils are approximately 345-395 million years old. That's old! Dinosaur bones from the Jurassic age, are about 136-190 million years old.

In Waterton, Alberta (the very S.W. corner of Alberta) are fossilized Stromatolites. Stromatolites are some of the earliest know stemmed plants known. They are from the Silurian age, 395-440 million years old, and date back to Pre-Cambrian. You can find these fossils world wide. But, even more interesting, there are live stomatolites in Australia. They believe that Stratomatolites produced oxygen that helped create Earth's atmosphere.

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Hi Janice,
very interesting posting and note, I´m a paleontology themes avid reader, and I like this pic, but quality is not very good, the focus is a bit soft. I added this image to the paleontology theme gallery.

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-04-27 20:34]

This is a very interesting photo and note. Congratulations, Janice and thank you for shearing.
In nature, there's not only birds and flowers.

I have been always interested by fossils since my 30th, when I lived in Gaspedia. In Miguashaw there's a big museum of fossils.
Thanks again.

Interesting picture. Nice DOF... I find the shadow on the right a bit distracting.. Maybe a flash could be used ?

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