Large Pamdau: found Eleven-million-year-old turtle

In a clay pit to the North of Hamburg, Remains of an eleven-million-year-old leatherback turtle have been found. In addition to several Hundred plates of the ca

Large Pamdau: found Eleven-million-year-old turtle

In a clay pit to the North of Hamburg, Remains of an eleven-million-year-old leatherback turtle have been found. In addition to several Hundred plates of the carapace bones of the Fund were in Large Pampau showed up, which probably belonged to the extremities of at least two-Meter-long reptile, said excavation Director Gerhard Höpfner at the presentation of the findings on Saturday. The plates had been laid in several weeks of costly action by the members of the excavation team free and secure. The prepared findings to be issued in the lübeck's Museum for nature and the environment.

in addition to the Remains of the leatherback turtle and a smaller sea turtle, the Team also presented coral, Roche sting, the skull of a Dolphin, as well as fossil bones of a storm bird. All the finds were from Depths between eight and 20 metres below the surface and the whole biodiversity of the Ur were-North sea, said hoepfner.

in Front of all the fossil Turtle remains are, according to Höpfner details extremely rare, because the carcasses of the dead reptiles were mostly eaten by predatory fish and the tanks are fast to disintegrate.

In the pit in Groß Pampau in the circle Duchy Lauenburg be found for more than 30 years, millions of years old skeletons of whales, seals and other sea animals. Reason, a geological feature is: the former seabed of the Primal North sea is just a few meters below the surface of the earth.

Updated Date: 07 July 2020, 02:19

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