This Incredible Fossil Discovery In The Cleveland Metroparks Shocked The World
By Nikki Rhoades|Published June 09, 2019
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
Northeast Ohio abounds with remnants of Earth’s ancient past. Ancient riverbeds are still visible, though their waters have been lost to time, and extinct creatures of all shapes and sizes are frozen in time, deposited in local stone. These goldmines of prehistory abound through our region and offer glimpses into a past that may leave you surprised.
Natural history is abundant here in Ohio, and some of the most exquisitely preserved armored fish and sharks still lurk in the area, awaiting discovery. Were you surprised to learn of this incredible local discovery?
For more information about this discovery and some of the incredible fossil finds currently on display at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, visit the museum’s website and follow along on its Facebook page.
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