Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sam Gon's Works Featured at The Trilobite Show

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The beautiful and meticulously created trilobite drawings by Sam Gon (featured previously at this blog) are now showcased in The Trilobite Show, an ongoing celebration of the extinct paleoinvertebrates known as trilobites. His elegant works allow us to have an uncluttered view of trilobite morphology, free from the often confusing shadows and reflections found in photographs. His website, A Guide to the Orders of Trilobites, is the definitive informational trilobite resource.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Trilobite Imposter

This trilobite mimic, a serolid isopod was among the specimens recovered after an eight week voyage through the Antarctic's Ross Sea, near New Zealand. Other captured species included a previously unknown cephalopod, strange fish, sea spiders and other invertebrates. Recent exploration of Antarctic waters reveals unsuspected diversity among the unusually large creatures found there. Scientists are continually baffled by their discoveries.