Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fossil Fest, Saturday, February 9, 2013 At the Hatfield Marine Science Center

"Acorn" Barnacle
"This is a barnacle fossil.  Bring it to Fossil Fest if you will. I'd like to look at it. Living goose-neck barnacles have triangular plates that are loosely articulated and they disperse when the animals die. This is what is referred to as a "acorn" barnacle where the little plates are quite thick and well cemented together so they tend to stay in one piece after death. The radially arranged septa like plates inside the body are also typical." Bill Orr, author of Oregon Fossils.

Nick of Florence Oregon was nice enough to share this great fossil with all of us during the Yachats Agate Festival.  It is a very impressive specimen and is in incredible condition.  Thank you again Nick for sharing this with us.

13th annual Fossil Fest, Saturday, February 9, 2013 | at the Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center, South Beach in Newport, OR.   Want to identify that unique beach find? Get an up-close look at some exciting fossils and the scientists who work with them.  Bring in your own fossils or other beach finds for identification by Oregon's preeminent paleontologist, Dr. William Orr and members of the North American Research Group to talk and or identify your finds.  Enjoy activities from 10 am to 4 pm, including a fossil swap and a 1:30 pm talk by Dr. Orr on "The Fossil Record of the Earliest Life on Earth".

Editors note:  Thank you both for sharing this with all of us.