Re: NANFA-- Ray Troll opening and exhibit at Seattle Aquarium

R. W. Wolff (
Thu, 10 Oct 2002 12:56:24 -0500

> Did it have the whorl-toothed shark? :-) He had an exhibit at the Burke
> Museum at the Univ of Washington a few years back and it was just
> great. He based one of his paintings on a fossil discovery that resembled
> a shark with a coiled structure on its mouth, and called it a
> shark.

Yeah, it was on a show on Discovery. They showed what he constructed first,
then how he worked with the paleantologists to get it right. It seemed to
get even more bizarre as they got closer to what they figured it actually
looked like.

It would be neat if more people with this talent would work on other fossil
fish. I bought the ammidae book by Grande and Bemis, and they had all these
fossil pictures, but there were no reconstructive art. It would have been
nice to see these fossils redrawn to look like they did, or even better what
they might have looked like in life.

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