Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Anicent ocean

It IS hard to believe and imagine that an ocean eons ago covered this part of Texas. I never really paid much mind to the thought until recently. For the second time, a few weeks ago we toured the Gorge at Canyon Lake, where fossils galore and dinosaur tracks were uncovered by the incredible force of floodwaters that ravaged through a valley beneath the dam's spillway in July 2002. Marine fossils that are similar to the ones revealed within the Gorge can also found on our own property northwest of Blanco. Like the sea urchin (above) that I found last Sunday afternoon. Cool, eh?

Here's a couple of photos of the area where I found fossils embedded within the limestone. Photos of them follow.....

 












3 comments:

james hearn said...

So fish were around during this time period.
http://www.fossils-facts-and-finds.com/devonian_period.html

Rock rose said...

That sea urchin is really cool. I one found a heart urchin on a beach in England. Its mouth and anus clearly defined by the material that had invaded the insides. Such fun to find fossils.

Rock rose said...

Checked your urchin out and for your information it is Holectypus engerrandi from the Cretaceous period.

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