Jul 29, 2008

80 million year old fossil haddock

A 80 million year old fossil haddock has been discovered in a Maidstone garden pond. Interestingly, the fossil was being used by Peter Parvin, a retired policeman, as a display item in his garden pond for more than 15 years. According to Daily Mail, Mr. Parvin picked it up on a beach during a caravan holiday at Pevensey in East Sussex.

Mr. Parvin came to know about it's importance only after he mentioned about it to a volunteer from the local museum in Maidstone, Kent. The haddock will be sent to Poland for better analysis by researchers, after which Parvin will donate it to the local museum.


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