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#AskΑCurator Με αφορμή την #AskΑCurator Day 2020, το Μουσείο Φυσικής Ιστορίας Απολιθωμένου Δάσους Λέσβου συνεχίζει να απαντά στις ερωτήσεις σας! Εκτός από το Δεινοθήριο της Λέσβου, τι άλλα ζώα ζούσαν στην περιοχή του Απολιθωμένου Δάσους; Το πυκνό υποτροπικό δάσος που υπήρχε στην περιοχή εκτός από πλούσια χλωρίδα, παρουσιάζει και μεγάλη ποικιλία πανίδας μέσω των ευρημάτων που έχουν έρθει στο φως κατά τη διάρκεια των ερευνητικών εργασιών του Μουσείου στη Δυτική Λέσβο. Έχει βρεθεί και μελετηθεί σημαντικός αριθμός ζωικών απολιθωμάτων (δόντια, κόκαλα, κελύφη ασπονδύλων, ωτόλιθοι ), ο οποίος μας δίνει τη δυνατότητα να προσδιορίσουμε τα ζώα που έζησαν στο Απολιθωμένο Δάσος. Ανάμεσα στις πανύψηλες σεκόιες, τα πεύκα, τις λεύκες, τις βελανιδιές, τους φοίνικες και τα κυπαρίσσια ζόυσαν διάφορα είδη μικρών και μεγάλων χάμστερ, τυφλοπόντικες, εντομοφάγα θηλαστικά και μυωξοί. Η μεγάλη λίμνη που υπήρχε στο δάσος ήταν επίσης το σπίτι για μικροσκοπικά σαλιγκάρια, ψάρια, υδρόβιες σαλαμάνδρες, αλλά και τρομακτικούς αλιγάτορες. Γύρω από τη λίμνη, μέσα στην πυκνή βάστηση ζούσαν διάφορα είδη βατράχων, σαυρών και φιδιών αλλά και μικρά ασπόνδυλα ζώα, όπως γυμνοσάλιαγκες και χερσαία σαλιγκάρια. Κατά τη διάρκεια της νύχτας ο ουρανός γέμιζε με διάφορα είδη νυχτερίδων, που τα πρωινά κρύβονταν στις σπηλιές γύρω από τη λίμνη ή κούρνιαζαν κρεμασμένες ανάποδα από τα κλαδιά των δέντρων. Στο δάσος, ανάμεσα στα πυκνά δέντρα ζούσαν και τα μεγαλόσωμα προδεινοθήρια. Στη φωτογραφία απεικονίζονται δόντια αλιγάτορα που έζησε στην περιοχή των Λαψάρνων στη Δυτική Λέσβο πριν από 18,5 εκατομμύρια χρόνια. Ζούσε στη λίμνη του Γαβαθά και τρέφονταν από μικρά υδρόβια ζώα, ψάρια, καρκινοειδή και μαλάκια. Συνεχίστε να μας στέλνετε τις ερωτήσεις σας στο lesvospf @otenet .gr. #lesvospetrifiedforest #lesvosgeopark #naturalhistorymuseum #AskAcurator

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Museum of the Moon touring artwork by Luke Jerram 2019 #museumofthemoon #naturalhistorymuseum #moonlight #lunar #london

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⁣🌏This skull is a cast of Smilodon fatalis, one of the most well-known fossil mammals. This saber-toothed cat lived in the Americas during the Pleistocene epoch (aka the Ice Age ❄️ ) ~2.5 mya to 10,000 years ago. The name "Smilodon" roughly translates to "double-edged knife tooth" and I think you can see why! ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣Smilodon fossils have not been recovered from Montana so far. Fossils of this epic cat have been discovered as far north as Alberta, Canada , so it is possible! In the meantime this skull makes great company. ⁣🌏 ⁣. . . . 🌎Follow my page: @geo_pedia 🌎Follow my page: @geo_pedia 🌎Follow my page: @geo_pedia 🤝Repost: @mary_annings_revenge . . . .⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #Smilodon #paleontology #prehistoric #paleontologist #sabertoothcat #sabertooth #bigcat #scienceiscool #scicomm #extinct #feline #HowDoYouMuseum #museumfromhome #labrea #tarpits #IceAge #megafauna #womeninSTEM #pleistocene #naturalhistorymuseum #womeninscience #geologyrocks #thisiswhatascientistlookslike 🌏Follow my page: @geo_pedia

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This week’s #HumpdayHappy brought to you by the Natural History Museum of Utah. Often we find our joy in learning new things about our world and other cultures. How do you find your happy in learning something new? • • • Want to be featured on next week’s #HumpdayHappy post?? Send us a picture of you in your happy place! • • • Want to win #gofindyourhappy gear? Like this post, follow our page, and tag a friend for this months #GEARGIVEAWAY ! • • • #naturalhistorymuseum #naturalhistorymuseumofutah #utah #museums #nhmu #nhm #history #fossils #dinosaurs #prehistoric #humpdayhappy #gofindyourhappy #wefoundours #saltlakecity #slc #humpdayhappy #travel #adventure #travelcouple @nhmu @natural_history_museum @alhalbisen

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All of us at the Papery are big fans of coffee and tea! Here are some of the items we have for our fellow caffeine lovers!

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Missed our live #DinoFest session with the Dinosaur Institute? Join Dr. Luis Chiappe, Senior Vice President of Research & Collections and Gretchen Augustyn Director of Dinosaur Institute, for a replay of this special behind-the-scenes tour of #NHMLA ’s working paleontological lab and the real fossils being prepared and studied within it.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ A huge thank you to those who donated during this special session! Your support allows us to continue vital scientific research on our collection, and preserve the treasures of our natural and cultural worlds.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If you’d like to contribute, simply tap Donate on our profile. Thank you for your consideration and continued support!

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El Museo de Historia Natural en Salt Lake City, Utah alberga entre sus exhibiciones de historia natural colecciones de paleontología y durante el año sorprende a sus visitantes con nuevas exposiciones temporales, ¿lo has visitado? #andavetedeviaje #andaporlemundo #museum #naturalhistorymuseum #utah #saltlakecity

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One small step for man one giant leap for man kind 🌑 #moon #naturalhistorymuseum

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Doctor Who fans rejoice! A newly discovered fossil found in Northern Tasmania has been named after the actor Tom Baker, the Fourth Doctor Who. Dr Patrick Smith from the Australian Museum and Dr Malte Ebach from UNSW named the trilobite (an extinct marine animal ) Gravicalymene bakeri. Both scientists are Doctor Who fans and were inspired by Tom Baker’s character to pursue careers in science. Found in the shales of the Gordon Group, Northern Tasmania, the rare trilobite is dated from the Late Ordovician period, part of the Palaeozoic era, approximately 450 million years ago. #australianmuseum #sciencerocks #fossils #science #discovery #doctorwho #research #naturalhistory #naturalhistorymuseum @australian_trilobites @unswscience @unsw

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Just in case you missed this kick-ass news... @theoceancollective gets a new fossil named after them! ⁠ ⁠ 'Ophiacantha oceani', a new brittle star fossil discovered by palaeontologists Dr. Lea Numberger and Dr. Ben Thuy at the Natural History Museum of Luxembourg ( @naturmusee ) was named after Berlin progressive metal band The Ocean to celebrate their palaeontology-inspired music. ⁠ ⁠ "Musicians who so skillfully combine arts and science, composing albums like ‘Precambrian’ (with songs named after the periods of the Precambrian ), ‘Pelagial’ (with songs named after the bathymetric subdivisions of the water column ) and ‘Phanerozoic’ as well as the song ‘Turritopsis dohrnii’ referring to the immortal jellyfish from the Mediterranean, are more than deserving of being immortalized in the fossil record.“⁠ comments Dr. Ben THUY, ⁠ Natural History Museum Luxembourg⁠ Palaeontology - Research & Collections Curator.⁠ ⁠ The abstract states that "Identifiable remains of large deep-sea invertebrates are exceedingly rare in the fossil record. Thus, every new discovery adds to a better understanding of ancient deep-sea environments based on direct fossil evidence.“⁠ ⁠ The fossil was discovered in 2.6-million-year-old deep-sea sediments of the Mediterranean but its closest living relative is from the Caribbean. Was it the victim of a yet undetected deep-sea extinction event?⁠ ⁠ Keep those ears peeled for some new tunes in the video! And tune into the listening party tomorrow! Link in bio! 🐚⁠ ⁠ #theoceancollective #progmetal #progressivemetal #prog #metalbladerecords #metalblade #ophiacanthaoceani #naturalhistorymuseum #fossils

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Floating Kokodama, Manchester Museum Manchester Museum, located on Oxford Road amongst the ̶H̶o̶g̶w̶a̶r̶t̶s̶ University of Manchester Buildings and holds many treasures inside. The museum is large enough to have impressive natural history exhibits, Egyptian exhibits, Roman Exhibits and a living creatures exhibit, but small enough that your brain still works after a whizz round. On the top floor is the little greenhouse full of wierd looking plants. This palm is floating.... Is that Charms class with prof Flitwick or Herbology with prof Sprout? 10 mins on foot from Oxford Road station, 30 mins from a tram from town centre or any bus up/down Oxford Road. Hop off at the university. #manchester #greenthumb #gardening #garden #greenhouse #history #naturalhistory #naturalhistorymuseum #manchestermuseum #mcr #harrypotter #botany #glasshouse #fallowfield #UoM #universityofmanchester #hogwarts

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‘Whale’ hello there 🐋 #naturalhistorymuseum #bluewhale #biology #dinosaurs #volcanoes

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The historic and impressive Natural History Museum in London. #lovelondon ❤️ #visitlondon #naturalhistorymuseum #livingandlearning #beingallcultural #wearcomfortableshoes

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A little #throwbackthursday to my time in Wyoming last summer at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center @dinogram307 This is one of the enormous dorsal (back ) vertebrae of Jimbo the Supersaurus, a superstar sauropod 🦕 found in Wyoming. (It is a cast of the original specimen that is super heavy! ) I miss Wyoming and digging up dinosaurs. ⚒️ EDIT... I am seriously shattered, working all day and have been informed that today is Wednesday. 🤦🏻‍♂️ Enjoy your pre-throwbackthursday 😅🤣 #fossil #fossilhunter #fossils #paleontology #palaeontology #paleontologist #nature #Jurassic #dinosaur #jurassicpark #prehistoric #ancient #ammonite #evolution #extinct #animals #geology #collecting #dinosaursofinstagram #fossilhunting #naturalhistorymuseum #museum #dinosaurs

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Today maybe wasn’t as eventful but we did visit the dinosaurs and we found some friends in Kensington Gardens 🐿🦢 #naturalhistorymuseum #london #kensingtongardens #kensingtonpalace #squirrel #swan #polishgirl #dinosaur #paddington

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I keep telling myself that I’ll go back to London “soon”. After 10 years and 6 months (& counting ) of COVID, I’m more determined than ever to get back there. Especially this place... I fell in love with the NHM the moment I laid eyes on it. Inside... it takes your breath away. . . . . . . #travel #seetheworld #london #naturalhistorymuseum #southkensington #museumlife #architecture

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An ultra rare partial bone from the uk of Leedsichthys the giant member of the Pachycormidae, an extinct group of Mesozoic ray-finned fish that lived in the oceans of the Middle Jurassic period. It is the largest ray-finned fish known to have existed. . Check out my page to find other amazing fossils for viewing or even purchase. . #fish #jurassic #museum #prehistory #prehistoric #fossilsofinstagram #paleontology #science #jurassiccoast #naturalhistory #nature #ancient #fossils #fossil #museums #discovery #discover #history #animals #naturalhistorymuseum #fossilcollection #fossilcollector #fossilhunter #extinct #curiosity #leedsichthys #fossilized #monster #fishes #fishfossil

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🎵 #emilaxelsson #alrotamusic - #coast2coast 🎵 another #migraineattack . I can’t sit down at the laptop, I can’t do anything, I’m lying, trying to be distracted by streams and videos. received a new bag and earrings, happy with the new things. last week, in the evenings, anxiety begins, I can't sleep almost at night, the regime is out of order, I fall asleep very early and wake up in the middle of the night. it's very difficult to be in silence, something is on all day and night. #aesthetic #aesthetics #autumn #autumnvibes #beautiful #bones #dinosaurs #fall #fallvibes #followforfollowback #fossil #happiness #inspiration #kazan #likesforlike #mood #museum #naturalhistorymuseum #positivevibes #september #skeletons #slowsunsetlover #travel #trip #vibe #vibes

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Grupo de Teatro da Escola Técnica Federal do Piauí 1982. . Museu Virtual da Imagem e do Som do Piauí. . Em 23 de Setembro de 1982, exatamente há 38 anos, era encenada no Theatro 04 de Setembro a montagem de “Auto do Lampião no Além”, dirigida pelo próprio autor do texto, Gomes Campos. Na foto de cena: Francisco Pellé(Cão Gasolina ), Fáfa Guimarães(Maria Bonita ), Rozuel Teixeira(Lucifer ) e Ednaldo Borges(Lampião ). . Foto: Ubirajara Dias Acervo: Francisco Pellé @francisco .pelle . #museu #museum #museums #museuvirtual #museudaimagemedosompiaui #museuvirtualdaimagemedosomdopiaui #metropolitanmuseumofart #brooklynmuseumu #victoriaandalbertmuseum #naturalhistorymuseum #museumofmodernart #instamuseum #artmuseum #metmuseum #britishmuseum #louvremuseum #museumangkut #muvis_pi #mis_piaui #memoria_piaui #piaui #memoria #fotoantiga #memoriafotografica #memoriapiauiense #memoriapiaui #historia #historiadopiaui #teresina

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‘The Medusa’ Incredible emerald crystals. One of the highlights of the Natural History Museum’s mineral collection. The collection is vast, containing about 185000 specimens. . . #naturalhistorymuseum #emeraldcrystals #emeralds #gemcrystals #greenstones #gems #gemstones

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“When you grow up people stop asking you what your favorite dinosaur is. They don’t even care.” [slide 2 alt text]. ———— but i do—i care. so— ———— q: what’s your favorite dinosaur? ———— i love thunder lizards because they’re herbivores like me (they eat puzzlegrass—how cute is that?? ) and also the land before time was my favorite film as a child (yeah, even as a child i gravitated toward eviscerating emotional stories lol ). they don’t chew their food, either. instead, they had stones in their stomachs called gastroliths that aided in their food digestion. they could live up to (maybe even over ) 100 years of age, and they also love mild climates with plenty of warm rain and sunshine that allow for thriving plant life. 🌿🦕 rain is my favorite type of weather and petrichor is my fav scent. i was also born during the japanese rainy season ☔️ so i feel an innate kinship with my thunder lizards, you know? ⛈ ———— pullover from @sciencemuseummn ; slide 2 via @ologies fb group.

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My proudest moment as a photographer! I have kept this picture secret for 1.5 years. Now I see it in front of me in the British The Sunday Times. I am "Highly Commended" in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition organized by the Natural History Museum in London. Incredible! #wpy56 #wildlifephotographeroftheyear #wpy #nhm #naturalhistorymuseum #thegreatestbirds #featherperfection #best_birds_of_world #bestbirdshots #yourshotphotographer #greatgreyowl @best_birds_planet @nhm_wpy @natural_history_museum @thestmagazine

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Baby birds - cute or grotesque? . . This little one is in process; a component of a slightly larger piece. . My next sale will be in a couple of weeks, date and time TBA . www.ellenjewettsculpture.com

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Starting your day with a little colour 🖤 . My next sale will be sometime in the near future, date and time TBA . . www.ellenjewettsculpture.com

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Something a little different in the fact it is not dinosaur related, but still something really cool which I wanted to share. This is an opalised bird tooth found in Australia. Fossils like this are formed in this unique blue, yellow and green colour in a similar way to how other fossils are formed, however these are preserved in silica as opposed to agate, pyrite or limestone. Opalisation in fossils can happen in one of two ways: - Internal details not preserved. Opal starts as silica dissolved in water. When the silica solution fills an empty cavity left by a shell or bone that has rotted away, it may harden to form a opalised cast of the original object. In this case a dinosaur tooth. Outside features are there but internal structures are not. - Internal details preserved. If the silica seeps in to the organic material before it decomposes then the molecules can be replaced by silica. This preserves the fine details inside the structure. . Lightning ridge of Australia is the only place in the world that produces opalised bones and fossils. #opal #fossil #tooth #dinosaur #dinosaurtooth #opalisedfossils #theropod #theropodtooth #fossiltooth #fossilcollection #fossilcollector #collector #collection #museum #museumofinstagram #australia #australianmuseum #igdaily #fossiloftheday #photooftheday #museumofnaturalhistory #naturalhistory #naturalhistorymuseum #fossilhunt #fossilhunter #newsouthwales #newsouthwalesaustralia #lightningridge #lightningridgeopal #dinohunter

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Just a reminder that Triceratops was HUGE! 🐘 On the left is a femur of an adult Triceratops and on the right is a femur from an adult 6,000 kg male African elephant! Palaeontologist Shino Sugimoto for scale. 🤯 Weight estimates of Triceratops suggest it was almost twice as heavy as an average African elephant. 🐘🐘 Photo by my fellow palaeontologist, David Evans ( @ David Evans on Twitter ), taken at the Royal Ontario Museum.  #fossil #fossilhunter #fossils #paleontology #palaeontology #paleontologist #nature #Jurassic #dinosaur #jurassicpark #prehistoric #ancient #ammonite #evolution #extinct #animals #geology #collecting #dinosaursofinstagram #fossilhunting #triceratops #naturalhistorymuseum #museum #dinosaurs

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Throwback to this iconic moon landing!🚀🌕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #doctorwho #tardis #naturalhistorymuseum #dw #bbc #jodiewhittaker #petercapaldi #mattsmith #tardis #whovian #cosplay #london #doctorwhoexperience #london #britain #uk #scifi #tv #travel #moon @bbcdoctorwho @doctorwho_bbca @natural_history_museum #space #museum

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We’re excited to welcome everyone safely back to the Museum today! 🎉 For many of our visitors, the Rotunda is the first hall they will step foot into. It’s a grand space and an interior New York City landmark—but it’s best known for the iconic dinosaur exhibit at its center. In a dramatic representation of an imagined prehistoric encounter between predator and prey, a Barosaurus rears up to protect its young from an attacking Allosaurus. The enormous Barosaurus is the world’s tallest freestanding dinosaur mount. It’s composed of casts of real bone, since fossils are too heavy to support in this way.🦕 Photo: AMNH

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