So now that I’m back in my own room with access to a mouse and my tablet, I can edit and put up photos! My own Edinburgh photos are sadly backlogged (like pics from Stirling Castle, the zoo, Palace of Holyroodhouse…) but they can wait. hahah
Pulled out about 50 photos from the roughly 700 pics that I have from this one museum, but there are less than 50 in this post because I felt that 50+ was a bit much to have in one blog post.
They’re all clickable thumbnails so just click to see larger versions.
Below are other fossil-related displays, but above – parallel to the walkway are dino fossils. (Replicas, rather. I can’t imagine them hanging real fossils out like that. It’d be the end of the fossils with all that exposure to air and such.)
Teeth replicas of – from left to right – tyrannosaurus, daspletosaurus and megalosaurus. (Did you think the T-rex was the biggest? Wrooooong.)
Here’s my hand next to T-rex’s tooth. Scary when you think about it. One tooth is as long as my fingers. o_O
Coelacanth specimen, caught in the 1960s. It’s not naturally white though – it’s lost the original deep blue colour over time.
If you don’t know what a coelacanth is or it’s significance: It’s a fish that was thought to be extinct until the 1930s when someone caught one off the coast of South Africa. After that there have been occasional catches and there’s apparently a colony of these living fossils somewhere in deep waters off Madagascar. Cool right?? I remember reading about the discovery of the coelacanth when I was 10 or so in a book from the Doulos ship. 8D
More dinos and other parts of the museum to come~