Nunavut fossils packed up in the Subaru and heading back to Canada today. #tiktaalik #acadnatsci #drexelcoas
Paleontologists Ted Daeschler, of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and Neil Shubin, of the University of Chicago, hit the road today on a journey to Canada with some very precious cargo. Daeschler’s Subaru Forrester is packed with Tiktaalik roseae and other Devonian-age fossils now returning to their home country.
Just this morning, it was wheels-up for Tiktaalik, as Shubin carried the type specimen—the first-described individual of the species—on a flight from Chicago to Philadelphia on the first leg of the journey.
Hand carrying Tiktaalik type though Chicago’s Midway enroute to Canada. TSA agent scans box and asks “what kind of sculpture is that?”
? Neil Shubin (@NeilShubin) June 22, 2015
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