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The scientific tourist #111 — Ammonite

Another excellent fossil on display at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle, Washington — this one, an Ammonite… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #302 — Carcharodon tooth

On display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, a tooth from the ancient shark Carcharodon… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #301 — a water lizard

More formally known as Mesosaurus brasiliensis, here’s a water lizard fossil on display at the Burke Museum in Seattle, Washington… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #297 — a date with Sue at the Field Museum

Should you ever find yourself in Chicago, you definitely owe it to yourself to carve out a few hours for a visit to the Field Museum. It’s got a wealth of exhibits, hands-on experiments for the kiddos, and front and center as soon as you gain admission, it’s got Sue the Tyrannosaurus rex. Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #286 — Daring Sword Ray

A.K.A. Xiphactinus audax — recovered in Kansas, and now on display at the Burke Museum in Seattle Washington… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #285 — guard dog

Seen at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, likely one of the most famous figures recovered from the ruins of Pompeii… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #283 — Cretaceous Sea Turtle

Recovered from the Niobrara Chalk formation (Logan County, Kansas), but on display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science — it’s a Sea Turtle (Protostega gigas) from the Late Cretaceous, some 85 MYA… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #279 — making tracks in southern New Mexico

280 million years ago (long before the dinosaurs), southern New Mexico was part of an ancient seaway… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #275 — Pietro, the Archidiskodon

This week’s image comes to you from the Paleontology section of Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum) in Florence, Italy… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #271 — Gargoyleosaurus

Coming to you from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, it’s Gargoyleosaurus… Continue reading

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