Our sea cow has a fascinating history. In the 1960s, some school Babyliss Straightener Curling Iron
children discovered the fossil skeleton at the Zayante quarry near Quail Hollow in the Santa Cruz Mountains. UC Berkeley led the excavation. The original bones are in collection drawers at UC Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology.
Our local sea cow fossil skeleton at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History has some intriguing oddities. With close observation you can see how the 11th rib on the left side and 12th rib on the right were fractured.
We find sea cow fossils in the endemic, endangered Sandhills habitat of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The 10 12 million year old rock of the Santa Margarita Formation preserved the sea cow bones along with whale bones, shark teeth and sand dollar tests.
rocks while it was eating seaweed?
They healed while the sea cow was alive but the bone growth was not perfect. Look close. The nose and breastbone were also broken and healed. Perhaps this huge vegetarian crashed up against the Ghd New
In 1983, the Takikawa Museum in Japan asked to borrow the bones to cast them (making a rubber mold and then pouring plastic to create replicas of the bones) and display the skeleton in its museum.
The Takikawa Museum also cast a second Beats By Dre Headphones In Ear
Our mountains were under water until as recently as 2 3 million years ago. It's amazing to think of the lifting, buckling and folding along fault zones that these fossils went through to arrive millions of years later in a place more than a thousand feet above sea level.
The sea cow skeleton hangs in our Museum store of the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Beats By Dre 2018 to the left as you walk in. I've always appreciated the massive prehistoric animal, but until our recent geology themed Docent Enrichment with Frank Perry, I hadn't given much notice to these details.
skeleton to return with the bones. Lucky for us, UC Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology has loaned this casting to us. After all, this sea cow fossil is unique to the Santa Cruz Mountains.
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