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There’s a shell!

Back in the lab again this week with Several volunteers. Work began again on the fossil turtle, which has produced a shell! So far the shell looks fairly complete, and is the outline of it can be seen in the pictures below. A limb element seems to be sitting on top of the mass, so there is hope for more bone in there as well. This is the first turtle I have worked on and it’s really starting to get exciting! If you have any questions, comment below!

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Back in the lab

It’s another week in the lab and everyone is busy working on their projects. This week a turtle specimen was started that I will be posting updates on weekly. More info news to come next week!

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Pieces to a puzzle

It’s prep day again and the crew is back to work on the fossils. Here is an image of a bone fragment from an Edmonton bonebed a it’s obvious when people say that some fossil preparation is like putting together a puzzle. This fossil should be glued together by the end of the day and a follow up picture will follow. Enjoy!

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The Lab

This is one view of the lab that is located in the basement of the biological Sciences building at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.