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July 19, 2012

By Trish Weaver

Research & Collections

Well, this is it. Our big squid hunt finally draws to a close. Our last stop was in Boulder to visit the collections at the University of Colorado. There we were greeted by a most helpful collections manager of invertebrate paleontology. As in Manitoba, we warned her we were coming, so the squid pens were out and ready for the sampling.

Turns out most of their squid pens were actually collected from Wyoming. Hmmm…Wyoming, why not oming? Sounds like we might need to do another squid hunt next year? We did our sampling thing and came away with 6 more squid parts to destroy. Woo Hoo! If you’re counting along, that makes the total approximately thirty squid pen parts for our project. We should be able to finally figure out the answer to the question, why do these big squid pens preserve? With all these pens to destroy and analyze…

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