December 18th, 2019

Western Interior Seaway

"I'm allergic to pollen and social situations."

A cold day today, cold, but sunny, our high was 49˚F. Our low tonight will likely be 27˚F, and it's currently 34˚F.

Today was the release of my first new paleontological paper since 2004, coauthored with Drew Gentry (lead author) and Jun Ebersole, based, in part, on a fossil turtle I collected in 2001 and 2002: "Asmodochelys parhami, a new fossil marine turtle from the Campanian Demopolis Chalk and the stratigraphic congruence of competing marine turtle phylogenies." A specimen I found 18 years ago, and finally it's in the literature.

Otherwise, today Kathryn and I availed ourselves of Disney+ and watched "Steamboat Willie" (1928), "Lonesome Ghosts" (1937), Fantasia (1940), and Fantasia 2000 (1999).

10:03 a.m.