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   Fossil on Santa Cruz beach is likely a beached whale, probably an extinct Pliocene-era whale. And because its been there a while, we can leave the dynamite at home

16 Nov 2012 11:46 AM   |   6004 clicks   |   Huffington Post
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iheartscotch     
Annnnd, boom goes the dynamite.

16 Nov 2012 11:47 AM
eagles95     
I didn't know Christina Hendricks was that old

16 Nov 2012 11:49 AM
under a mountain     
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16 Nov 2012 11:52 AM
under a mountain     
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16 Nov 2012 11:53 AM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
BEACH FOSSIL
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16 Nov 2012 11:53 AM
Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
Hello, Ground!

16 Nov 2012 11:54 AM
Mrbogey     
Thefossilized whales are good because they've been there for a long time and they're collected by experts. They're free to collect you just have to pay for them and for the land to collect them from. They could use them to create safe and organic pesticides which is good.

/all I know about Santa Cruz I learned from youtube

16 Nov 2012 11:57 AM
Trilithon     
For those that miss the dynamite reference ...

http://youtu.be/8Vmnq5dBF7Y

16 Nov 2012 12:01 PM
Wasilla Hillbilly     
One surfer, Reddit user "Donkahones," snapped a picture of the old bones and uploaded it to the social news site with the light-hearted headline, "So I went surfing and saw a dinosaur." Not everyone appreciated the joke, but it did attract quite a bit of interest.

wtf? I'm not sure that's even a joke (the guy probably really thought they were dinosaur bones) and how is that offensive to anyone?

16 Nov 2012 12:11 PM
futalfufu     
Subby don't tell me what to do! Are you a paleontologist? I think everyone knows the best way to collect fossilized bones is to blow that shiat up.

16 Nov 2012 12:14 PM
Sneakernets     

Wasilla Hillbilly: One surfer, Reddit user "Donkahones," snapped a picture of the old bones and uploaded it to the social news site with the light-hearted headline, "So I went surfing and saw a dinosaur." Not everyone appreciated the joke, but it did attract quite a bit of interest.

wtf? I'm not sure that's even a joke (the guy probably really thought they were dinosaur bones) and how is that offensive to anyone?


It's Reddit. That's why.

16 Nov 2012 12:15 PM
megladon88     

16 Nov 2012 12:19 PM
dryknife     
One thing about living in Santa Cruz I never could stomach, all the damn petrified whales.

16 Nov 2012 12:53 PM
Hardy-r-r    [TotalFark]  
So, are water levels rising or not rising? 'An extremely low tide' just doesn't sound convincing enough.

Cool find though.

16 Nov 2012 01:20 PM
pdrake     
i knew it was pleasure point when i say the rocks. that's a farking long walk/paddle out.

16 Nov 2012 02:05 PM
chandie     
I work at a dinosaur excavation. We like to threaten the head researcher that we will use dynamite to get the bones out. I'm not sure he finds it funny anymore.

16 Nov 2012 02:28 PM
Dinodork     

chandie: I work at a dinosaur excavation. We like to threaten the head researcher that we will use dynamite to get the bones out. I'm not sure he finds it funny anymore.


Dynamite is perfect for removing overburden. Hell, it was good enough for Cope and Marsh.

16 Nov 2012 02:40 PM
superfudge73     

Hardy-r-r: So, are water levels rising or not rising? 'An extremely low tide' just doesn't sound convincing enough.

Cool find though.


It's called a neap tide.

16 Nov 2012 02:45 PM
danno_to_infinity     

Dinodork: chandie: I work at a dinosaur excavation. We like to threaten the head researcher that we will use dynamite to get the bones out. I'm not sure he finds it funny anymore.

Dynamite is perfect for removing overburden. Hell, it was good enough for Cope and Marsh.


Has Nova or Discovery ever done anything on the Bone Wars?

16 Nov 2012 02:45 PM
Do you know the way to Mordor     
Must have been from one of Marc Remillard's fishing expeditions on his four-masted schooner Kyllikki from Ocala Island in Florida

///Not obscure to sci-fi fans

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saga_of_ Pliocene_Exile

16 Nov 2012 02:57 PM
Dinodork     

danno_to_infinity: Dinodork: chandie: I work at a dinosaur excavation. We like to threaten the head researcher that we will use dynamite to get the bones out. I'm not sure he finds it funny anymore.

Dynamite is perfect for removing overburden. Hell, it was good enough for Cope and Marsh.

Has Nova or Discovery ever done anything on the Bone Wars?


PBS had a special on their "American Experience" program, I had to do a review for it. The DVD they sent me says "dinosaur Wars", you can watch it here: Link

16 Nov 2012 03:07 PM
Hardy-r-r    [TotalFark]  

superfudge73: neap tide


From Wiki:
When the Moon is at first quarter or third quarter, the sun and Moon are separated by 90° when viewed from the Earth, and the solar tidal force partially cancels the Moon's. At these points in the lunar cycle, the tide's range is at its minimum: this is called the neap tide, or neaps (a word of uncertain origin).

The semi-diurnal range (the difference in height between high and low waters over about half a day) varies in a two-week cycle. Approximately twice a month, around new moon and full moon when the Sun, Moon and Earth form a line (a condition known as syzygy[8]) the tidal force due to the sun reinforces that due to the Moon. The tide's range is then at its maximum: this is called the spring tide, or just springs. It is not named after the season but, like that word, derives from the meaning "jump, burst forth, rise", as in a natural spring.


Not trying to be snarky here.
Your comment actually compelled me to find out more & I learned something. Just sharing

16 Nov 2012 03:19 PM
Thresher     
True story - After hurricanes Charlie, Francis and Jean I was walking down the beach in Ormond by the Sea (above Daytona Beach) and found a whale bone. A friggin' monster of a whale bone. It's my doorstop at home now. :)

16 Nov 2012 04:47 PM
scalpod     
But if it even looks at us cross-eyed, it's Oregone!

16 Nov 2012 11:06 PM
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