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Something old, something new at OOK
A quick note to announce a major update of an older webpage on the
Oceans of Kansas Paleontology website. Technology changes quickly and
pages that are a year or more old have started looking pretty shabby.
The old page is one of my originals from 1997 about the discovery of the
shark scavenged remains of a _Platecarpus tympaniticus_ mosasaur:
< http://www.oceansofkansas.com/page11.html >
It has been totally worked over and the original 3 field shots have been
replaced with 11 new and substantially larger pictures (w/thumbnails).
A brand new companion page shows pictures of the prepared specimen:
< http://www.oceansofkansas.com/page11a.html >
If you're interested in marine reptiles, or just old bones in general,
you might check it out. The photos were made with a Sony Mavica digital
camera (no endorsement intended, I borrowed the camera :-) and most of
them turned out rather well. There are about 20 photos on this page
(w/thumbnails) and one close-up of a shark bitten bone that is very
This specimen is now on exhibit at the new Exploration Place in Wichita,
Kansas..... and is more than 6000 years old.... ;-) ... just a small
part of a terrific new science education center.
< http://www.exploration.org >
Comments / corrections appreciated.
Mike Everhart < http://www.oceansofkansas.com >
Adjunct Curator of Paleontology
Sternberg Museum of Natural History
Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS