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magnificent 9" x 14"
||Reubs, Sergio, Bill, Günther,
and Cole pose (showing leg!) in front of a derelict power
shovel in Albion Island Quarry.
||Helmut ("Hat") and Francisco
(the expedition paleontologist) at the base of the quarry wall.
Minutes earlier, Francisco found a fossilized crab in the
Tertiary's Barton Creek Dolomite. This find is testament to his incredible
skill as a paleontologist because only a small portion of the crab
was exposed, and it was not at all clear that it was even a fossil.
||Reuben searching for fossils in the
dolomite. In addition to the crab above, some gastropods (snails)
were found, by others on the "paleo crew," but I didn't find a
thing all day! Nonetheless, it was 95° and coming from Wisconsin,
I enjoyed the heat (sort of).
||On the way "home" that night, we
stopped to watch a trail of leaf cutter ants as they crossed the
road. I was hoping to see some. We would run across more
later in the trip where I saw something I wouldn't have imagined