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Both teeth have been weathered as a result of being transported in a river. As the teeth are transported by the water they are worn down and their edges become smoothed out. If you look closely at the tooth on the right, you’ll notice that it has faint serrations that have been worn down. The tooth on the left has completely lost the enamel that c…[Read more]
Bruce MacFadden posted an update in the group GABI-RET 2018 Cohort 6-The North American Connection 2 years, 1 month ago2 years, 1 month ago2 years, 1 month ago
5 July 2018
Hi GABI RET 2018 folks—
Welcome from Dixon NM. I arrived several days ago. Our trip starts in less than a week and I hope that you are looking forward to it. The weather is sunny and hot during the day (ca 90 degrees), cooler after sundown. It is very dry (typically about 20% humidity, or less), and there has been almost no rain; i…[Read more]
Maya Campbell-Unsoeld posted an update in the group GABI-RET 2018 Cohort 6-The North American Connection 2 years, 4 months ago2 years, 4 months ago2 years, 4 months ago
So great meeting you all! Here is a link to the Google Drive I made for sharing pictures and lesson plans.
See you in New Mexico!
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Jeanette Pirlo posted an update in the group GABI-RET 2018 Cohort 6-The North American Connection 2 years, 7 months ago2 years, 7 months ago2 years, 7 months ago
I am happy to announce our 2018 Cohort 6 GABI-RET participants:
- Rachel Aguilar
- Maya Campbell-Unsoeld
- Maureen Riordan
- Melissa Schmersahl
I look forward to having you join us in this adventure and I look forward to…[Read more]
1. I graduated from University of Kansas in the fields of human biology and microbiology, and spent the early part of my career in orthopedic surgical sales before becoming a teacher. My amateur connection to paleontology stems back to my childhood, where kids in the neighborhood would play in the creeks behind our houses gathering fossils and…[Read more]
I’m excited to work with you as well! What a great opportunity to build a multi-year lesson plan where students can really strengthen and deepen their knowledge and experiences with the material.
Thanks for participating! I’m interested in seeing where this cohort takes you in regards to the lesson you’ll develop. I think a taxonomy lesson would be very interesting! I know that you’ll be successful with having someone to work with at your school!
Hey @bmacfadden what examples regarding documenting population changes over time…[Read more]
3 years, 6 months ago3 years, 6 months ago
@rebecca-mussetter, @laura-amatulli, @larnow, @gsantos, @jack-miller, @acurrier, @dellingson, @tmorgan, @sgalligher, @suzanne-barnard, @cgrant, @michelle-barboza, @vperez, @catherine-mueller, @denise-porcello, @matthew-croxton, @llundgren, @lisa-hosokawa, @bmacfadden, @kcrippen
Please see the image I posted below — tomorrow, Feb 9, there will be…[Read more]
3 years, 8 months ago3 years, 8 months ago
Osteichthyes literally translates into “bony fishes” and nothing feels bonier than a fish spine! These tough elements can be found on the anterior portion of the fins and are usually unsegmented. Spines have been used for various reasons, but mainly for protection against predators. In catfish especially, the pectoral spines can be serrated! <…[Read more]
3 years, 11 months ago3 years, 11 months ago
Hi @denise-porcello – interesting question. I am not familiar with coprolite re-hydration, but apparently it is a technique used widely in archaeology for analysis of ancient human paleofeces. The method was also used in analysis of coprolite from an extinct New Zealand moa, as described in this PLOS One paper:…[Read more]
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