Welcome to Superoceras, a blog about science and natural history, slightly biased towards paleontology and zoology, but inclusive of all sciences. Started in October of 2009, my goal is to communicate scientific knowledge (and the occasional piece of nonsense) in an informative and entertaining manner. Feel free to contact me with questions, comments, concerns, or criticism at superoceras(at)gmail(dot)com, and follow me on Twitter @Superoceras for all that and more in 140 characters or less!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Time to step it up, Jersey.

Just a quick one today, as this bit of information needs to be disseminated as quickly as possible.

There is a quarry in New Jersey where dinosaur track ways from the Jurassic have been preserved. Awesome.

There is also an "active adult community" developer who wants to build villas, a spa, and a clubhouse on the site. Not awesome.

Brought to my attention by David Orr at Love in the Time of Chasmosaurus (originally posted at ReBecca Hunt-Foster's Dinochick Blogs and written about in great detail over at Project Dryptosaurus), there is a petition online to save the quarry. If you read Superoceras, you probably care about science, and nature, and paleontology and all that jazz. Which means I highly suggest signing the petition, and telling everyone you know to sign it as well. If not, this little bit of science/nature/paleontology/jazz will probably go the way of the dinosaur (no pun intended, but obviously noted).

We (kind of) saved the UW Geological Museum; we can save the quarry as well. New Jersey, stop and think about it. I've defended you for years, but come on - a second season of "Jersey Shore"? What are you thinking? You definitely owe me one. Protect the trackway!

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