THE GUARDIAN: Zombie ammonite discovery is 'snapshot of an unusual moment in deep time'

  • Dean Lomax

    Press/Media: Research

    Description

    In your mind’s eye, imagine yourself floating in a shallow, semi-tropical lagoon. It’s like the Bahamas: warm water enveloping your skin, the sun shimmering through the gently slopping surface and sending the shadows of ripples onto the pale sand beneath you. It’s very quiet here, because there are no other humans on Earth. You are swimming in the Late Jurassic.

    Period11 May 2017

    Media contributions

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    Media contributions

    • TitleZombie ammonite discovery is 'snapshot of an unusual moment in deep time'
      Media name/outletThe Guardian
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date11/05/17
      DescriptionIn your mind’s eye, imagine yourself floating in a shallow, semi-tropical lagoon. It’s like the Bahamas: warm water enveloping your skin, the sun shimmering through the gently slopping surface and sending the shadows of ripples onto the pale sand beneath you. It’s very quiet here, because there are no other humans on Earth. You are swimming in the Late Jurassic.
      URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/may/11/zombie-ammonite-discovery-is-snapshot-of-an-unusual-moment-in-deep-time
      PersonsDean Lomax

    Keywords

    • fossils
    • palaeontology
    • ammonites