6 December, 2001
Dec 6th- Antarctic Artifacts
The Crary Lab has a number of neat Antarctic artifacts on display for people
to look at. I will show some of these to you.
A display at Crary Lab
This is an old ship's lantern that was found in the waters around Antarctica.
This is a type of echinoderm called a feather star
An Antarctic cod, also known as a toothfish. This fish was found near the ice runway by McMurdo. These fish can weigh 85 lbs!
This is called a giant isopod
These are ventifacts (found in the Dry Valleys). They are rocks that were shaped by the wind.
A closer view of the ventifacts
A fossil of ferns that is about 180 million years old! More evidence that plant life once existed in Antarctica
The skull of a leopard seal.
Here's the Weddell seal I saw. Look at the skull picture and then this one!
The skull of a Weddell seal
This petrified tree stump is between 270 and 270 million years old! This is evidence that at one time forests grew in Antarctica!
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