Monday, October 23, 2006

 

Washington State: Salmon fossils are about 1 million years old

From The Seattle Times: Olympia - Scientists said that salmon fossils found in Mason County five years ago are about 1 million years old.

Several salmon fossils were discovered by two anglers on the banks of the South Fork Skokomish River on forestland owned by Green Diamond timber company.

The fossils date to the Pleistocene Age, said Gerald Smith, a retired University of Michigan professor who worked on the research team. [Paleontology, Paleontology, Fish]

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