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Sea Bean

By irdyian on December 29, 2022 in FOSSILS

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Sea Shells

ALL ABOUT SEA BEAN 

 

Aside from the vividly colored or peculiar seashells that are left behind by the endless waves that crash against our coastal beaches, these waves also bring other gifts from the sea. Tropical seeds and fruits that have drifted here from far-off regions like the west coast of Africa, the Amazon Basin, South America, Central America, and the islands of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico are among the many intriguing items that have been left stranded on the beach.

 

Seeds and fruits known as sea-beans, often referred to as drift seeds, are frequently brought to the ocean by freshwater streams and rivers before drifting with the currents and (hopefully!) washing ashore.

 

However, if they drift to and into the oceans and wash ashore, we collectively refer to them as "sea-beans." These sea-beans come from trees and vines that grow along tropical shores and rain forests all over the world. The seeds or fruits fall from their parent plant into waterways, such as rivers, lakes, and oceans. While some are indeed beans, many are not technically beans at all.

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Sea Shells

By irdyian on December 28, 2022 in FOSSILS

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Sea Shells

The mollusks that live inside the calcium carbonate shell are soft-bodied animals. The organism's exterior skeleton is its shell. It is typical for other marine creatures to move into the empty shell when the organism has died and is no longer inside to establish a home.

Seashells can have one, two or even many valves, and they may be made of shells (like those of snails) or plates that are hinged together. In some slugs, they also break down into tiny internal grains.

The spiraled shells of gastropods, bivalves, and shelled cephalopods are like equiangular (or similar) spirals. Shells use a variety of complex structures to protect themselves from predators, strengthen their skeletons, and help with movement.

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Megalodon Tooth

By irdyian on December 28, 2022 in FOSSILS

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Megalodon

Megalodon was the largest predatory shark that ever lived. Scientists have tried repeatedly to determine its size, but with no success. Scientists first reconstructed the jaw of the megalodon in 1909, estimating its body length to be 30 meters.

Megalodon, an ancient species of shark that went extinct 2.6 million years ago, is known primarily through its fossilized teeth and vertebrae. Fossil evidence indicates that the very large animals that once roamed our oceans died out about 2.6 million years ago. Although some believe that the species Carcharocles megalodon still exists, scientists are sure it is extinct.

Fossils

The discovery of Megalodon fossils demonstrates the predator's global range. Transitional fossils have been discovered that demonstrate megalodon is the last chronoid of the Paleocene line of huge sharks that originated in the genus Otodus. Megalodon had a worldwide reach, and shark fossils have been discovered in various locations throughout the world, including all of the Neogene waters.

When it comes to Megalodon, their teeth are irreplaceable as precious specimens for collectors. Shark teeth are highly preserved since they fall out on a regular basis. Megalodon is now widely investigated, and there is no end to the discoveries. 

 

You are lucky if you have a Megalodon fossil in your possession.  This kind of fossil is very rare, and if you do come across one, you should take good care of it.

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Shark tooth

By irdyian on December 28, 2022 in FOSSILS

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Shark tooth

One of the vertebrate fossils that is frequently collected is a shark tooth. They can be found on riverbeds, beaches, mountaintops, prairies, and deserts. Shark teeth have been observed to fossilize in a variety of sediments, such as marl, shale, sandstone, and limestone.

The phosphate deposits of Morocco and the United States are where shark teeth are most frequently discovered (South Carolina and Florida). The majority of these teeth come from the extinct Carcharocles megalodon species, which existed between about 2.6 million years ago and the end of the Pliocene.

The shark tooth is a representation of the ideal union of land and sea that has been exposed as a symbol of male strength, virility, and power. It is also a potent good luck symbol in some cultures.

Shark teeth were extracted and strung on necklaces by the ancient Hawaiians. They were also used by them as tools, weapons, and decorations. The teeth were frequently believed to possess Mana or spiritual power.

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Petrified Wood

By irdyian on December 28, 2022 in FOSSILS

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Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood, also referred to as a "petrified tree," is a unique variety of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. It is created when Wood is buried beneath sediment and maintained by the permineralization process.

A natural cast of Wood is produced as a result of this process, in which minerals dissolved in water penetrate into the cells and voids of natural Wood and harden. The organic material decays over time, leaving a spectacular fossil in its wake.

The continents of Asia, North America, Argentina, and Egypt all contain petrified wood. It is most frequently found in arid and desert areas.

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Trilobites

By irdyian on December 28, 2022 in FOSSILS

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Trilobites

One of the earliest fossils known is the trilobite. Children and adults alike find them fascinating to learn about due to their distinct body form and appearance, as well as the absence of any modern animals that resemble them. The head, thorax, and tail are the three parts of the body. Two parallel grooves divide each piece into two parts. Studies suggest that trilobites (and their relatives) were the first animals to evolve and acquire highly complex compound eyes with lenses, a trait observed in modern arthropods such as insects. These eyes are prominent on the head area (glabella). This section contains a wide variety of trilobite fossils from different parts of the world.

Trilobites Healing Fossils

Trilobites are used to treat headaches and eye conditions. They are also used to help with management and leadership jobs. Trilobites are segmented, hard-shelled organisms that date back more than 500 million years. One of the earliest arthropods, trilobites, thrived in the sea. It flaked off the checks when its body became too big for its shell and climbed outside to grow another one. Although Elrathia trilobite, located in Utah, is the most common fossil used by Charles Albert, its fossil distribution is found all over the world.

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Orthoceras

By irdyian on December 28, 2022 in FOSSILS

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Orthoceras

Orthoceras, also known as Orthoceratites, is a genus of extinct marine invertebrates that lived during the Ordovician Period (485 million–443 million years ago). These creatures were relatives of ammonites and squid. Orthoceras fossils can be between a centimeter and over 14 feet long. You can find them commonly on a rock matrix, most of the time limestone. The best specimens come from Morocco, Scandinavia, Sweden, and the Baltic States.

Orthoceras have been used as a carving or sculpting material for many years. It can be carved into plates, spheres, palm stones, jewelry, lock boxes, and other little trinkets. The fossil and the marine rock it's attached to are so durable that they're often used to create furniture.

Meaning & Energy

The Orthoceras fossil is known for its ancient knowledge and life force energy. Living over 400 million years ago, the Orthoceras roamed the seas in a world that looked much different than it does today. By meditating with this stone’s energy, one may feel a connection to that ancient Earth and all the knowledge it contains. This fossil will offer up an abundance of life force energy, which can be used in areas where we need it most. Some ancient legends even claim that wearing orthoceras on a daily basis can help you live longer.

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Crinoids

By irdyian on December 28, 2022 in FOSSILS

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Crinoids

Crinoids are marine animals that look like flowers. They have an internal skeleton made up of hard plates arranged in a way that allows them to float in water or on the ocean floor with ease. 

 

These ancient organisms were once very common throughout the world's oceans. However, over time, their populations dwindled drastically due to changing environmental conditions and competition with other species over food sources. Eventually, they became extinct altogether—but not before leaving behind their fossilized remains so we could learn more about what life was like back then!

 

They appeared in the seas of mid-Cambrian times, hundreds of millions of years before dinosaurs. Crinoids flourished during the Palaeozoic and Mesozoic eras, and some species survive to this day. Although their modern forms are often different from those of their fossil ancestors, living crinoids can still provide clues about how extinct ones must have lived.

Crinoids in Geology

Fossil crinoids reveal that the rocks holding their remnants formed in a marine ecosystem, and their presence in Paleozoic strata suggests the presence of shallow water conditions in the past. Their rich remains (especially stem fragments) were consolidated into crinoidal limestone in the early Carboniferous. The presence of entire fossilized crinoids indicates that they were buried quickly in quiet, probably oxygen-depleted seas.

Folklore and Mythology

 

Because of their similarity to plants or flowers, crinoids are sometimes known as sea lilies. The columnal that make the stem are known as fairy money in some parts of England. Ancient peoples identified star-shaped examples of these with the sun and gave them religious importance. 

There is a legend associated with St Cuthbert’s beads of making rosaries by stringing columnal beads into a necklace and hence the name St Cuthbert’s beads.

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Brachiopods

By irdyian on December 28, 2022 in FOSSILS

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Brachiopods

The shells of brachiopod fossils resemble wings. They assist you in releasing old notions that are weighing you down and so inwardly "flying." This form of brachiopod is known as a Stone Swallow in China, Little Doves in the European alps, and Delabole Butterflies in Delabole, Cornwall, England. The term "brachiopod" is derived from the Greek terms for arm and foot. Brachiopods were previously called "lamp shells" due to their resemblance to ancient Roman oil lamps.

 

Brachiopods in Geology

 

Geologists can benefit from fossil brachiopods. They are usually solid and plentiful, with a wide range of morphological variety. Brachiopods are prevalent in some Paleozoic rocks developed in shallow water and can make up the majority of the rock. They give an extraordinarily rich record of practically the entire history of an animal phylum, making them useful for studying evolutionary processes as well as paleoecology, paleobiogeography, and geology.

How to Use Brachiopods

Brachiopods are ancient creatures that were once very common. They are now quite rare, and they require special care to keep them in good health.

Brachiopods are a type of fossil that can be used to cleanse and energize the aura. When placed in full moon moonlight for an hour, it is believed to bring about a positive transformation and the removal of negative energy. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.

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Ammonite

By irdyian on December 28, 2022 in FOSSILS

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Ammonite

Ammonites were shelled cephalopods that became extinct approximately 66 million years ago. They have fossils all around the world, sometimes in very high numbers. Ammonites were formed with tiny shells on which they developed new chambers as they grew. They would relocate their complete body into a new chamber and use septa to shut up their former, now too-small living quarters.

 

Growing shells of ammonites typically formed into a flattened spiral known as a planispiral, however a variety of morphologies evolved over time. Shells can be loose spirals or tightly curled whorls that touch. They can be either flat or helical.

 

How Do Ammonites Contribute to Science?

Ammonites can be a valuable resource for scientists. Since they are so widespread and evolved so quickly, they can be used to assist identify the age of the rocks in which they were fossilized.

 

Much of Europe's Mesozoic-aged rock has been divided into 'ammonite zones,' where rocks from different regions can be linked together based on the ammonite fossils discovered in them.

Healing Properties Of Ammonite

Ammonites are an extinct group of aquatic animals that are thought to carry the spirit of change and personal progress. It is a grounding fossil associated with the third eye and root chakra that encourages spontaneity and empowers the wearer to face the uncertain. They are also thought to alleviate pain of childbirth and provide relaxation. Because of its circular layout lifestyle, it helps its wearer retain breathing.

 

Ammonites emit a significant positive Earth energy that serves to activate and balance the heart chakra. With the anchoring merits, it gives further enhancement of the bearers’ physical realm well-being and is also used in previous life flashbacks. It is a special gift for a person since it enables them to integrate their experience in harmony with Mother Earth’s natural patterns and balance. Because it carries the energy for kinesthetic feeling, the Root Chakra is a step toward change that causes a difference. It is a source of physical and spiritual energy for the body, and it also helps the physical body regain strength and tenacity.

 

Ammonite aids in the removal of karmic material and destructive thought patterns, as well as the attainment and enhancement of personal power inside the personality. This artifact also aids in the release of depression and the discovery of purpose.

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