Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Vertebrate Fossils from October 2014

Someday, maybe this beach will be a protected monument. It is rich with the secrets of ancient life.
The following fossils were found on the beach at Mesa Lane in Santa Barbara, CA. They are most likely miocene mammalian fossils. They are embedded in very dense (almost metamorphic) sedimentary rock in the form of beach boulders. They are periodically exposed and then re-covered in the sands of the changing tides. I happen to have an eye for seeing them.

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