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  • #59473
    Jennifer Bauer
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    Hi, @martin-fowler I tagged in Jim on your group post – it was the one I came across first! I hope he has some ideas for you!

    #59472
    Jennifer Bauer
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    @andy-wilke – here is a link to some more information on C. megalodon: https://paleobiodb.org/classic/basicTaxonInfo?taxon_no=80603

    #59388
    Jennifer Bauer
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    Hi, @andy-wilke – really cool specimen! We have a few local experts on here that may be able to narrow down your identification. @bill-heim is our resident shark expert and can likely help you out.

    Talk to you soon,

    Jen

    #59028
    Jennifer Bauer
    Participant

    Hi, @lcone – I’m going to tag in some of our vertebrate workers that may be able to lend their expertise or tag in someone else who may know!

    @smoran @jeanette-pirlo @rnarducci @bmacfadden

    #58987
    Jennifer Bauer
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    @richard-lee – have you played around in Macrostrat? It’s a cool digital geologic bedrock map: https://macrostrat.org/map/#/z=1.5/x=16/y=23/bedrock/lines/ you can move around to find what you are looking for.

    They also have an option to search for strata: https://macrostrat.org/sift/#/strat_name_concept/9342

    I think @mackenzie-smith was agreeing with your ID – I do too but am less familiar with fossil flora.

    How big was your file? I think the size limit is 50 mb for fossil specimens but not sure about in forum posts.

    #58957
    Jennifer Bauer
    Participant

    @richard-lee you can enter in all of the data and images of the fossil into your specimen collection on myFOSSIL. The data will be curated by our staff and can be sent along to larger data aggregators so that your specimen will be visible to the larger research community!

    @mackenzie-smith

    #58812
    Jennifer Bauer
    Participant

    Hi, @richard-lee, was the error you were receiving about the size of the file or the file type?

    @mackenzie-smith

    #58811
    Jennifer Bauer
    Participant

    I’ll tag in our plant specialist: @mackenzie-smith

    #58501
    Jennifer Bauer
    Participant

    Hi, all –

    I would like to loop in @i-edwards so he can meet @joyce-drakeford and others interested in supporting the continuation of the newsletter.

    Isaac is an up-and-coming geologist interested in helping out where he can. Feel free to chime in and share your ideas about sustaining the newsletter!

    Jen

    #58107
    Jennifer Bauer
    Participant

    Hi, @joyce-drakeford

    It would be excellent if you would be the lead coordinator. I think you will still need to recruit several volunteers to help manage the content. So, we have an ad going out in the next Dry Dredgers bulletin – thanks to @bheimbrock – and we have a social media announcement for volunteers that is going out on Monday. Everything will lead them to this forum so the conversation can continue. We did very minor edits on the actual articles but the role as editor was to combine the articles into the newsletter and have a little introductory page. But the structure of the newsletter is open to change to however the volunteer team can best create and distribute the newsletter. We have been using Adobe InDesign and MailChimp but this also may not be possible given limitations of the volunteer team and lack of formal institutional support.

    @cameron-muskelly has a broad network of paleontologists but he also has a lot on his plate right now. He may be a good liaison for finding folks to write articles but he also must guard his time and work toward his personal goals.

    #58035
    Jennifer Bauer
    Participant

    After some emails with @bheimbrock & @jkallmeyer here is a distilled version of what we think would be needed for the newsletter:

    1. A coordinator to moderate and keep track of articles, other volunteers, coordinate with social media volunteers etc.
    2. Someone who uploads the posts to the website, will require some WordPress familiarity
    3. 1-3 people to help recruit and write newsletter articles

    @joyce-drakeford– what responsibility are you interested in and do you know anyone else who would have interest in this?

    A FOSSIL team member is working on a social media post to request volunteers to chime in to this forum thread. I have also requested the newsletter open rate to get some numbers.

    #58033
    Jennifer Bauer
    Participant

    Sorry we were slow on this @bheimbrock! Tagging can be tricky depending on when the user joined. Us older member have just our first initial and our last name whereas everyone else is hyphenated. My go to is to start by typing in the first name and if the dropdown doesn’t have the user I’m looking for I try the first initial or search under the members tab to see their user profile – as you described!

    #57941
    Jennifer Bauer
    Participant

    Thanks, @bheimbrock. I’ll look out for your email.

    Yes – I 100% agree – we need to get the conversation moving if this is something that the community finds valuable!! Any one interested in contributing or helping organize please connect with us in this thread!

    #57911
    Jennifer Bauer
    Participant

    Hi, all –

    @bheimbrock– yes, we understand everyone is strapped for time. To be frank, the newsletter took up a lot of time – mostly concerning emailing people requesting them to write for us (and then reminding and reminding). But the way we had been running the newsletter can certainly change depending on the motivations and time of people willing to organize it.

    The last day for paid staff is Sept. 30. I am leaving at the end of August for my new position. I will still be an active myFOSSIL member but no longer paid staff. I can’t speak for the other staff members since they all are in different career stages and with different interests. There may be someone to take over my role as managing curator but we have not yet worked out those details.

    I can certainly draft up something for the next Dry Dredgers Bulletin (and/or for other clubs) if that is something of interest.

    #57899
    Jennifer Bauer
    Participant

    Hi, @martin-fowler

    Yes, there is an easy way to edit specimens. I would head to your profile icon in the upper right hand corner. This produces a dropdown that includes Specimens. Click on Specimens. This takes you to all of your uploaded specimens so you can edit them directly in there!

    Or go ahead and follow this link: https://www.myfossil.org/members/martin-fowler/dwc_specimen/

    Thanks for joining and I look forward to your contributions!

    Jen

    #57264
    Jennifer Bauer
    Participant

    Not sure about this coral identification @delwin-glasner. Not much of a Mesozoic worker myself. @mackenzie-smithdo you know anyone that may know something about Cretaceous corals? I can send out an email to a colleague if nothing else.

     

    #57263
    Jennifer Bauer
    Participant

    Hi, @delwin-glasner, I’m not a modern echinoid expert. Let me see if I can tag some folks in.

    @ryan-roney @lmccall do y’all have any ideas?

    I found some nice images for the genera but not too much on the species.

    Laganum: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/echinoid-directory/taxa/taxon.jsp?id=789

    Jacksonaster: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/echinoid-directory/taxa/taxon.jsp?id=791

     

    #56148
    Jennifer Bauer
    Participant

    There is also a lot of utility with the hand held magnifiers that hook up to your computer. I have played around with some at conferences but do not personally have one.

    Such as these: https://www.amscope.com/800x-hd-720p-3d-digital-zoom-8-led-microscope.html?pla-user&gclid=CjwKCAjw3azoBRAXEiwA-_64Ov_7CGM9XRA9x3oeERVm_As3RqMXRTOccZeYT-skLO0LLnnp_zHgsxoC5aIQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    #55922
    Jennifer Bauer
    Participant

    That’s excellent! myFOSSIL also has a mobile app if you all don’t bring a computer along with you, it has been pretty handy for quick finds while I’m out in the field or to document my travels. There is also a vacation explorers group you might want to check out: https://www.myfossil.org/groups/vacation-explorers/ The app is mostly group based but we have some room for further development so feel free to message me with any feedback!

    #55911
    Jennifer Bauer
    Participant

    Thanks for starting a conversation, @john-stec. There are quite a few other users from the PNW. Off the top of my head I know @mackenzie-smith and @gloria-carr.

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