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Fijure Nov 8, 2017 12:41 PM
That's a pretty long comment there, so forgive me if I don't reply to everything.

All those places seem, pretty interesting, it is particularly on my to-do list to visit some Carboniferous sites in Scotland, especially the one with the arthropleura tracks. In Australia I visited the Bluff Downs site in Queensland, containing mainly Pleistocene fossils. (I am of the opinion that the megalania is the coolest animal any human has ever seen alive, so I had to see a site where it was uncovered) I wanted to see some aboriginal cave paintings of extinct animals, but that wasn't logistically possible unfortunately. I haven't been at any other places, but I'll note all the places you mentioned in case I ever travel nearby.

I saw one episode of Dinosaur Planet as well I think, but didn't really like it and didn't have the other episodes available so I gave it a toss. I agree that the Walking With is amazing because they also manage to tell stories of individual animals, how their actual lives were, but regardless of the mistakes in the series (and there are many), I think they will forever be amazing for the way in which they bring prehistory to life, like no other series has done.

There has been some interesting finds around here, a large pliosaur was found in the eastern part of the country (its far away from everything So I've never been there), and the most interesting find in my opinion, is probably the paleophis, a giant, 10 meter long sea snake from the Paleocene, found in the digs in western Jutland, the same place I found the shark tooth. At some beaches in the world you can basically find megalodon teeth lying in the mud I've heard, you know the giant shark from all the bad horror movies. I've strongly considered going somewhere to seriously look for one of those teeth one day.

I sometimes read "dry" scientific articles and books, in particular I am right now reading a scientific book about the Great Biotic Interchange, the biogeographic event where North- and South America collided 3 million years ago, causing animals to march across the straits. The full book can be found here. About paleontology I mostly read shorter articles today, I am currently reading an interesting one exploring theories that some dinosaurs survived the extinction event and lived a few million years into the Paleocene.

Sciendedaily is also good, and its pretty cool you get so into specific subjects, in archaeology I've never gotten that specific. Some of my historical interests are really narrow though.

Wolves are really cool yes. They went extinct in the early 1800's due to overhunting/downright vermin extermination (there was a wolf tax, meaning farmers had to pay extra tax unless they delivered a set amount of wolf hides to the king annually) The interesting thing about Denmarks recent history is that the country was uninhabitable during the late ice age, and completely covered in ice, meaning all animals have migrated here within the last 10.000 years. Wolves are the only recent extinction, along with wild boars, but until the Iron Age aurochs, bears and moose still lived here.

My main period of interest is the Age of Discovery, when the whole world was sort of tied together by the explorations, and Europe started dominating the world. Since I like biogeography, this period is also interesting to me because it included the Colombian Exchange, when plants and animals were distributed across the world to places they weren't native, which played a major role in shaping our modern world. I see myself as researching the crossroads between history and biology in many respects. Do you have any particular interests in history?

Do you like to visit natural history museums when you visit cities? Though I'm mostly a nature person, when I visit a new city the natural history museum is always my first priority, and I've seen some amazing ones over time, where they also have famous fossils. I've been to the one in London, though they unfortunately had the dinosaur department closed when I was there. A few weeks ago I was in the one in Copenhagen, where they had a new exhibition about evolution, it was pretty interesting. I also really like the one in Berlin, where I've been a few times, they have the famous archeopteryx fossils, the one that proved the connection between dinosaurs and birds.

Fijure Nov 6, 2017 9:11 AM
That is some pretty kickass fossils to have in your personal collection, particularly the trilobite, I would love one like that, especially since its that old, literally one of the earliest animals to be found. The shark tooth is only about one and a half centimeter, I think its form the middle tooth row of the shark, a shark that was probably 1,5-2 meters long. I've never specified the species, I know its age becuase thats the age of the ground layer I found it in, but I've assumed its species to be physogaleus, the shark species of this size most common in this area and era. That's just speculation though. Its brown in its color.

I have a Mesolithic arrowhead as well, found locally here in Denmark, but apart from the shark tooth, the sea urchins and that, most of my collection is skulls and bones I've found from modern animals, as well of course as sea shells. Quite unfortunate that you aren't close to any finds right at the moment, but that's how it is. All my finds are literally form one single beach, with plenty of washed up rocks from the Cretaceous, and from a clay dig a few hours drive away from my home, the Eocene one where I found my shark tooth. I spent a lot of time looking there, but didn't find anymore. Pretty much all of Denmark has been ocean floor for most of the worlds history, so marine fossils are almost the only stuff found here, which is also a reason the education as paleontologist hardly exists in this country (which is a shame, since it was my dream in my childhood, I later got more interested in human history though.)

Walking With is amazing, and apart from the three main series, I saw the sea monsters spin-off, the Chased by Dinosaurs one, the Big Al one, as well as the related Prehistoric Park (which is a mockuemntary verging into drama series territory at times, but entertaining nonetheless)

I don't have netflix myself, but might be able to hustle onto my sisters account to watch that series, will remember, especially since it seems short.

As for books, many of my books on the subject are in Danish and as such hardly of interest to you (a really good one about fossil finds in Denmark, among others), but the spin-off books for the Walking With series are surprisingly detailed, accurate and informative, I have the Sea Monsters one, the Walking With Beasts one, and finally Complete Guide to Prehistoric Life by Tim Haines and Paul Chambers, which is a collection of fact files on all the creatures appearing in the Walking With series (I'm just fanboying a bit right now, bear with me.)

The best book about Prehistoric Life I have is Monsters We Met, by Ted Oakes, which also accompanies a tv-series made by BBC, with an interesting focus, it focuses on the spread of humans across the globe, and the prehistoric creatures they encountered outside of Africa, the Ice Age animals of North America, the weird animals of Australia, New Zealand and other islands, etc. The tv-series was okay, though the animation wasn't on par, but the book is amazing, though its popular science, both for reading about prehistoric animals and as a historical narrative of early human history it is superb, I've read it several times. My other books on the subject are in Danish, and mostly catch-all books about dinosaurs, and other eras, though I have a pretty specific one about the Carboniferous, which I also find a particularly interesting time.

I heard about the La Brea tar pits, that's a pretty amazing find and one place I would love to visit one day. Have you been at other prominent fossil find places around the world? I visited a dig in Australia, and some moa caves in New Zealand, where they found bones of the giant moa bones, and a Permian era canyon in Italy, as well as an allosaur find in Wyoming, but La Brea is definitely high on my wishlist.

I'm still only in the second year of my major so I haven't really had the chance to narrow down my focus yet, but since animals and extinctions still interest me, I hope to particularly study the extinction of big animals in modern times, and how it affects both humans and ecosystems. I hope to maybe do me BA-project on the extinction of the wolf in Denmark for instance.

Have you seen Prehistoric Park or similar series, and how deep into entertainment do you think series can go while still being informative as knowledge about prehistoric life, and what kind of shows do you like best. Have you ever treid reading more detailed, drier and scientific litterature on prehistoric life, rather than just popular science books? (I've mainly sticked with popular science)
Fijure Nov 5, 2017 10:57 AM
Interesting. I'd love to live near a place with plenty of fossils, but the local geology here in Denmark unfortunately doesn't really provide for that. I have a small collection of stuff I've found myself, its mostly bones form modern creatures and a few fossilized sea urchins from the Cretaceous. The pride of my collection is a 55 million year old shark tooth from an Eocene shale that I found myself though. Most of my stuff is skulls and bones from modern animals, and I have a fully preserved snake I found dead many years ago as well.

I got into paleontology and prehistoric life in general by watching the Walking with Dinosaurs documentary when I was very young, you've probably heard about them. I still watch it and all its spinoffs once a year, and it gave me an insatiable interest in what the world was like. Whenever I visit a new place my first priority is checking the local natural history museum to check out their collections.

I'm totally with you with the whole more interested in before and after dinosaurs, I'm like that too. Because most fossil sites near me are from the period immediately following the Cretaceous, the Paleocene and Eocene epochs, that is a time period I've taken a particular liking to, especially because its a time that isn't really well known, and it has a sort of "after the end" vibe to it from being so close to when the dinosaurs went extinct, and still at a time before mammals became large and dominated the Earth. I'm very interested in archaeology and history too (my major is in history), so the Ice Age fossils that coincide with early humans are of much interest to me, I especially like the exotic animals that lived around the world before man spread there, such as the large beasts in Australia, North America and New Zealand. I've never bought any fossils though, since I'm cheap, but I've considered it many times.

What would you say is the most prized fossil in your collection, and do you have any good dinosaur books/shows to recommend? Have you ever looked for fossils outside of your local home area?

Fijure Nov 4, 2017 10:05 AM
Yo, I just saw you said one of your hobbies is paleontology on your forum page, I'd like to ask you how deep that hobby goes? It's one of my main passions in life, and its kinda rare to see somebody naming that as one of their hobbies. Do you for instance have a favorite time period in Earths history?
Kurt_Irving Aug 10, 2017 10:24 PM
Hello! I came by to say that you have decent taste in anime.
Cold_coffee Sep 23, 2016 7:26 AM
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Jambles Aug 8, 2016 1:52 PM
I never noticed you were into fishkeeping! I would love to own an aquarium, I've heard it helps with anxiety and also freshwater fish are just cool to see.
Cold_coffee Aug 3, 2016 8:30 AM
It's ok. I've noticed you're busy. I don't even see you on MAL these days.
Cold_coffee Aug 3, 2016 7:02 AM
Long time no talk; how have you been? How are your grandparents?
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R_TF Jun 28, 2016 9:03 AM
I always try to check ratings n reviews before starting any show and i'm glad i came across your review :) welcome.