Friday, August 12, 2011

"Every summer the 'Ice Age' permafrost thaws and releases it's silt and wind blown deposits into the 'Chukchi Sea' as the land depletes it's mass. 'Mid-section of this photo illustrates erosion of this 'Ice Age' deposit as it collects on the beach.  In a subsequent storm, this deposit will wash away into the sea and along with it any fossil that may be present within it. On countless occasions I have discovered 'Ice Age' Woolly Mammoth ivory, assorted fossils and tusks in these deposits and even during storms, many times, the tusks will be re-deposited back on the beaches.  There is a cycle of fossils back and forth into the sea with the storms and tide currents."

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