Shark Week: Fossil Shark Hall of Fame

As this week is Shark Week, it would be remiss of me,¬†as the resident fishy person, not to jump on the bandwagon of “sharkery” and share with you some contenders for the weirder shark fossils out there, and some of the stories behind them. Now, unlike Shark Week, which often “jumps the shark” (see whatContinue reading “Shark Week: Fossil Shark Hall of Fame”

What a pain in the…arms! A record-breaking number of injuries in a theropod dinosaur

Ouch! That word came to mind a lot while reading a new paper published today in PLOS ONE. In the new paper, authors Phil Senter from Fayetteville State University and Sara Juengst from Appalachian State University, both located in North Carolina, describe the many injuries inflicted upon one poor Dilophosaurus wetherilli. And to be honest,Continue reading “What a pain in the…arms! A record-breaking number of injuries in a theropod dinosaur”