Picture of the Week, Fossilized Stingray


Fossilzed Stingray

Over the weekend, we decided to squeeze a little science into our lives with a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. There are so many things to do at the museum, with the big dinosaur and fossil exhibit being the centerpiece. Being the fish nerds that we are, we couldn’t help but gawk at the fish, coral, and aquatic invertebrate fossils in particular, obviously sharing some of our trip with you here today. Pictured is a fossilized stingray, whose shape is so well preserved in the sedimentary rock. You can see terrific detail of the stingray’s “bone” structure, including several features of the tail and internal parts.


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