390 million years ago

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The Falls of the Ohio State Park, in Clarksville, Indiana, just across the river from Louisville, Kentucky, contains an amazingly huge fossil bed that was uncovered by the river.  Believe it or not, 390 million years ago, this area of the United States was covered by warm sea that permitted the growth of a coral reef.

Looking south from on fossil beds toward Louisville:

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Bottom half of a fossilized clam shell that was bigger than my foot:

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Fossilized Sea Anemone that was about the size of a large cantaloupe:

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Seeing the remnants of animals that lived 390 million years ago is quite a reminder of how short our lives are and how important it is to make the most of each day!!
shavua tov, jen

 

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