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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fossilized Crinoids

This fossilized crinoid specimen was obtained from a local book shop:

Can see millions of them fossilized, so much that it gives the entire specimen a 'marbled' look!
A close up view on the polished side reveals:

Many crinoids resemble flowers, with their cluster of waving arms atop a long stem, they are sometimes called sea lilies.

1 comment:

Joy said...

How cool! I love fossils. There's a geology museum on my college campus and I always love to visit and look at the cool rocks. :) I'm no geologist, don't know much about the field, but I still find it interesting.