Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Scientific American on Bryozoans

The Scientific American web site has posted an entry about bryozoans entitled, "Excuse me, Sir. There's a Moss-animal in my Lake" by Jennifer Frazer.   Great article describing a find of a fresh water bryozoan in the state of Virginia.  She later covers bryozoan anatomy and fossil history.  Like the line in the article, "Bryozoans are like the whales of the coral world".  Also nice reference link to the image of the Archimedes bryozoan!

Hederella bryozoan on Orthospirifer brachiopod
Devonian Period - Indiana

Branching bryozoan
Ordovician Period - Kentucky

Constellaria bryozoan
Ordovician Period - Kentucky

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