In case you missed it… PEI boy finds amazing fossil

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photo from CBC News; original by paleaontologist Sean Modesto.

You never know what you might find when you go for a stroll on the beach! But this was 20 years ago. As a young lad, Michael Arsenault found the fossil shown here and for years it stayed under his bed, unstudied – waiting for the right offer from a museum. The Royal Ontario Museum came through in 2004 and now the fossil has been properly studied and identified. It is no less than the only reptile found to date from a time period some 300 million years ago, just before the onslaught of the dinosaur era.

Read the full story at CBC News. It is and certainly a reminder to watch what you’re picking up on the beach – or anytime you’re around sedimentary rock!

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