What are trilobites?
Have you ever heard of a trilobite before? Well if you’ve ever seen them…it’s probably been in fossil form! Trilobites are actually a group of fossils – the fossils of an extinct group of marine arthropods. They look similar to horseshoe crabs or almost alien like with all their creepy crawly limbs. In fossil records,…
Surviving the K-T Extinction
The Cambrian Explosion
What is a Tar Pit?
Hey Defender! If you’ve ever seen a dinosaur movie, or perhaps live around here in Southern California you might have heard of tar pits – especially the La Brea tar pits! But what exactly is a tar pit? Well, to use a better name, tar pits should accurately be called “asphalt pits”, or even an…
Mammoth Vs. Mastodon
Elephants are some of the most iconic animals on Earth. They are the largest of all terrestrial mammals and have been a facet of human culture for thousands of years. Even their prehistoric relatives, the mammoths and mastodons, are well-known to the general public. To most people, the differences between mammoths and mastodons are trivial….