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August 21, 2009
Friday Squid Blogging: Jurassic Squid
Palaeontologists have drawn with ink extracted from a preserved fossilised squid uncovered during a dig in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.
The fossil, thought to be 150 million years old, was found when a rock was cracked open, revealing the one-inch-long black ink sac.
The calcified ink was ground with a solution of ammonia to turn it into ink.
Posted on August 21, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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They actually attempt to apply statistics to the odds of finding an intact ink sack, too.
They said 1 billion to one. Sounds scientific to me!
And yes, this is awesome. Probably not as cool as finding feathers on velociraptors, but still, we know that the ink sack isn't something new that the critters evolved up.
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