|Jacob Jett's feet for scale. The orange paint marks where we cut the slab with a chain saw|
|Detail shot of the distinctive fin of this strange fish|
|Preparation begins, with my hand for scale|
The dig lasted just a day, and unfortunately it was just pectoral fins (and a few radials) preserved, the most common bits of this critter found. The fins themselves were 3 feet long, indicating a fish in the 15-foot range. We brought the specimen back to the lab and prepared it in a few days. Now what do we do with it?
|The most intact fin, after the cleaning is finished|