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Microfossils Reveal Armor

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, June 8, 2011,
It was announced on June 8 in the scientific journal Geology that paleontologists examining rock samples from a 2007 dig on the Alaska-Yukon border have found microorganisms dating back over 700 million years ago.  The tiny animals, called Characodictyons, are only 20 microns in length, about one-fifth the width of a human hair, but they are extremely complex-looking thanks to a surprising trait.  They are covered with their own mineral coating that features spikes and toothlike protuberances...
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Extinct Marsupial Fossils Found In Outback

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, July 16, 2010, In : Paleontology 
After thoroughly studying the site for several years, paleontologists in Australia revealed yesterday that they have found a large cave in the Outback filled with a rare find.  Fossilized remains, many of them complete skeletons of 15-million-year old marsupials known as Nimbadons, were recovered.  Nimbadons were a sheep-sized animal with many features similar to wombats, such as large claws most likely used to climb trees.  The highlight of the fossil find was that quite a few of them showed...
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Chief Jack Hawk Chief Jack has hosted The Mohawk Radio Show since August 1969. He is a champion for the cause of Indie artists, and many Indies have had great success since having their music played on the station. He is a Mohawk chief who played with a Canadian band for about 10 years. He publishes articles under the name Jacques Boulerice for Yahoo! Voices and is working on a new movie script.

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