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Great White Sharks Descended From Ancient Mako Sharks
2012-11-15 09:15:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the largest living predatory animals and a magnet for media sensationalism, the great white shark has a misunderstood evolutionary history. Paleontologists have debated that history for the last 150 years, originally classifying the great white as a direct relative of megatooth sharks. A new study from the University of Florida, published in the journal Paleontology, describes and names an ancient intermediate form of the...

2011-10-19 07:00:00

Smithsonian Institute Scientists Coming To Myrtle Beachâs Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Will Give Visitors Chance To See Fossils From All Over The World Myrtle Beach, S.C. (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 Myrtle Beachâs Ocean Lakes Family Campground (http://www.oceanlakes.com) will host the 28th Annual South Carolina Fossil Fair on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This marks the 11th consecutive year that this event has...

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2010-05-17 12:32:30

The six-foot-long babies of the world's biggest shark species, Carcharocles megalodon, frolicked in the warm shallow waters of an ancient shark nursery in what is now Panama, report paleontologists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the University of Florida. "Adult giant sharks, at 60-70 feet in length, faced few predators, but young sharks faced predation from larger sharks," said Catalina Pimiento, visiting scientist at STRI and graduate student at the University of...

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2009-06-08 13:10:00

In the famed Sharktooth Hill Bone Bed near Bakersfield, Calif., shark teeth as big as a hand and weighing a pound each, intermixed with copious bones from extinct seals and whales, seem to tell of a 15-million-year-old killing ground.Yet, new research by a team of paleontologists from the University of California, Berkeley, the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and the University of Utah paints a less catastrophic picture. Instead of a sudden die-off, the researchers say...

2009-06-06 14:14:25

A former coastal bay near Bakersfield, Calif., is filled with the fossilized remains of marine animals whose species have long gone extinct, scientists say. Scientists from the University of California-Berkeley said the Sharktooth Hill site could be seen as the richest fossil site in the entire world -- a layer of fossils offers clues to animal species dating back to 15 million years ago, The San Francisco Chronicle said Saturday. Scientists said the area was once home to ancient animal...

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2007-02-12 03:00:00

By Steve Connor Ancient bones and other fossilised remains have been known to humans for millennia but it is only over the past 300 years or so that their true origins have been revealed. Until then, a rich folklore sought to explain these enigmatic relics from the past. Every culture in every country, it seems, wanted an explanation for the unusual objects and bizarre shapes that often seemed to emerge, as if by magic, from the ground. Imagine a group of prehistoric hunters, whose trail...

2007-02-10 10:43:32

LIMA, Peru -- Peruvian archaeologists displayed more than 400 seized shark teeth, shells and fish fossils as old as 12 million years on Friday, saying customs officials have already made twice the number of such seizures this year than they did in 2006. Peru's National Culture Institute said fossil trafficking is a growing problem because the items are highly valued in foreign markets. So far this year, customs agents have made 947 fossil seizures, compared to 461 all of last year, Javier...


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