|Comfortable working conditions as usual!|
|The site, extending from the orange paint to near the blue tarp in the background|
|Detail of some of the "wonderful" bone quality on the edge|
|Can you see the tooth? Internal surface of the sclerotic|
As with any paleo lab, we have a big backlog of specimens that need preparation. This specimen wass tored in our lab till yesterday, when we began preparation. More on that in future updates. Working on the specimen revealed several interesting things though, stomach contents consisting of a 4-5 foot long ichthyodectid fish, as well as teeth left by the scavenging shark Squalicorax falcatus. This morning revealed the tooth of one of these sharks lodged inside the sclerotic ring of Goober. I've had bad days before, but I've luckily never had sharks-biting-you-in-the-eye bad days. Ouch.