Archive for June 29, 2015

On a recent visit to Newcastle I had the opportunity to pop into the Great Northern Museum (formerly the Hancock Museum) and visit an excellent exhibition on fossils.

The Great Northern Museum, Newcastle

The Great Northern Museum, Newcastle

Crinoids

Crinoids

Crinoids

Crinoids

A model of how Crinoids would have looked.

A model of how Crinoids would have looked.

Crinoids can still be found today in tropical seas

By Alexander Vasenin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Alexander Vasenin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

By Alexander Vasenin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Alexander Vasenin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons