Hey there every peoples!
At the suggestion of someone, i have decided to start posting pictures of specimens to show the progress of the Central Coast Prehistory Project’s collections.
For the first, i decided to show a specimen i found recently while cleaning out some rejects that were taking up space.
This is a specimen of a deep sea hatchet fish, found near Lompoc, Santa Barbara County. It comes from the diotomaceous shales of the Monterey formation. The detail of preservation is remarkable, as we are able to see the tiny teeth on it’s jaw:
This is just the first of many, although i’m not sure on the regularity. I don’t want to give it all away at once! So stay tuned to see what other treasures the CCPP turns up!
Til next time!