Thursday, December 30, 2010

Seen on the Beach

Chesapecten sp. laying among the cobbles.  Looks hardly more than 1 million of it's 3-8 million years of age. Chesapecten jeffersonius (one of several species of fossil scallops), Virginia's State Fossil, was named for Thomas Jefferson.  We find they make decent soap dishes.  Click to embiggen.

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