August12014

My home state!

mypubliclands:

Mammoth Tusk Found by Grazing Permittees in BLM New Mexico

Tom and Sissy Olney, Bureau of Land Management grazing permittees in New Mexico, recently reported that a possible mammoth tusk was eroding out of an arroyo bank on BLM land within their grazing allotment.

BLM New Mexico State Paleontologist Phil Gensler and Gary Morgan of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History in Albuquerque partially excavated and stabilized the tusk. Gensler and Morgan, with assistance from the Olneys and their seven-year-old granddaughter Jenna Rose, finished excavating the tusk on June 26. The tusk was then taken to the Natural History Museum in Albuquerque for further stabilization and analysis. 

The nearly complete tusk is about 5 feet long, which probably means that it was from a juvenile male or a female mammoth. Tusks of full-grown males can reach 10 feet in length. Though there is no way to determine the age of this tusk, mammoths went extinct in North America about 11,000 years ago. 

Story and photos by BLM New Mexico

July312014
July302014
Look!  A complete Columbian like I would have been!
aaronstjames:

Columbia Mammoth, 12 feet tall, 15000 pounds.

Look!  A complete Columbian like I would have been!

aaronstjames:

Columbia Mammoth, 12 feet tall, 15000 pounds.

July292014
Hahahaha the snails love this.
thegeekpet:

Check out this cute Wooly Mammoth Costume! This costume includes a plus headpiece with ears, a trunk and husks. A plush jumpsuit with character feet and tail. Good quality materials!
You can get it from Amazon or see details and other pet costumes at The Geek Pet.

Hahahaha the snails love this.

thegeekpet:

Check out this cute Wooly Mammoth Costume! This costume includes a plus headpiece with ears, a trunk and husks. A plush jumpsuit with character feet and tail. Good quality materials!

You can get it from Amazon or see details and other pet costumes at The Geek Pet.

July282014
A room with a view.

A room with a view.

(Source: reguluus)

July272014

Maybe it’s not a wooly but a Columbian!

theacupcreate:

This week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme was “M”, and since I have a love for elephant-y things I wanted to paint a wooly mammoth. Didn’t turn out quite as wooly as I wanted it to be, but oh well. Painted in acrylics, the background is painted in watercolors and some bubblegum pink Dylusions spray, and I did some stamping, as well as the border with some chalk pastels. 

July262014

That looks delicious and frightening!

strangebiology:

Above: replicas of the mastadons from La Brea Tar Pits as foam models covered in chocolate. 

Baker Sara Heslington of Heslington Cakes in Corona Del Mar created this, alongside other food-based Los Angeles landmarks, for a gala for Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

About 11,000 years ago, the area that is now La Brea in Los Angeles housed tar pits, in which animals such as mammoths would get trapped. They would die from starvation, exhaustion, or predation, and sink into the tar. Often carnivorous animals would hear their cries and try to attack the trapped animal, only to find themselves trapped as well. 

July252014
Interesting perspective.
doom-march:

Jeffrey Jones- At the earths core

Interesting perspective.

doom-march:

Jeffrey Jones- At the earths core

July242014
Ooooh, pretty!
dinodorks:

Mammoth by DanielKarlsson

Ooooh, pretty!

dinodorks:

Mammoth by DanielKarlsson

July232014
More studies!
scinewscom:

DNA Study Reveals Diet of Ice Age Megafaunahttp://www.sci-news.com/genetics/science-diet-ice-age-megafauna-01748.html

More studies!

scinewscom:

DNA Study Reveals Diet of Ice Age Megafauna

http://www.sci-news.com/genetics/science-diet-ice-age-megafauna-01748.html

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