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Jurassic Starfish, Run for your lives!

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posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 11:12 PM
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A rare Jurassic starfish fossil was discovered in Montana.
Starfish are not prone to fossilization, and certainly not in such a pristine state.

This one includes oysters and clams and so shows a bit of the ecosystem at the time. They are still common prey for starfish today. (yes they are predators)

Jurassic starfish discovery in south-central Montana wows researchers

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posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 11:26 PM
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Interesting. I didn't know they normally disintegrate within a few days after death (when not eaten by other animals).

EDIT: Just in case, here's another link:

Let's try this too.

I think the links may be too long, which is what's causing the problem.


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posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 11:31 PM
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Thank you!



posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 11:43 PM
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I didn't know they were edible? Is it like a sushi thing, or are they best grilled?



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 01:15 AM
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originally posted by: Midnight4444
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I didn't know they were edible? Is it like a sushi thing, or are they best grilled?



Oh sorry, I meant if they were eaten by other animals. But yeah, I just found this link showing people in Beijing eating them.

It looks like they're deep fried.



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 11:12 AM
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I love this post!
Thank you for bringing it here!
The article on that 2nd link was well written. The expert did a great job of explaining What is So Neat about the find. The only other "Starfish Field" is in Scandinavia, and that it is likely the same extinction level event embedded both fields. He explained that it is so rare to see more than 1 type together, where there are 22 types in a section which was studied, from this field.
The bit in the end about the son who is now 14, from 6, is interested in other things, but the dad will "keep him apprised of the starfish findings" was a nice little exit to the write up.

Go out and walk on your national lands! BLM and Forest Service holdings... Stuff js still out there to find
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