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The Bearsden Shark - news story

A page of its own 23 Nov 2016

Stan Wood found Akmonistion, the Bearsden Shark, in 1982. It's a remarkably well-preserved fossil of a rare and distinctive Carboniferous shark, notable for its bizarre dorsal fin.

THe specimen is on display in Glasgow University's Hunterian Museum, and also lives on as the logo of Mr Wood's Fossils, but it has also been given a website of its own. The site is the work of Neil Buchanan and Nan Lawless, and examines the history of the shark, its discovery and those involved. You can visit the site HERE and learn more.


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