Saturday, May 21, 2011

49 million-year-old face...

of a spider found frozen in amber.  The detail revealed by the CT scan is extraordinary, and be sure to watch the video at the linked article.

Note that the specimen is contained in Baltic amber, a region that is known for its amber resource, and that I'll be exploring in several weeks with Zegrahm Expeditions.  Amber is often found in beach gravels along the southern coast of the Baltic Sea, and I'll be sure to watch for specimens during my travels.

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, amber on the beach! Hope you find some.