The Nummulite-Whisperer Snail
It has been long since Strabo mistook these coin-like shells for lentils dropped by rushed workers in the Gizah pyramids of Egypt.
These Nummulite fossils in particular once lived in a shallow sea of northern Iberia during the Ypresian (Eocene), some 50Ma ago. Today, still close to the coast, a snail crawls over them, absorbed in his morning thoughts.
Photo taken close to the Cantabrian locality of San Vicente de la Barquera, northern Spain.
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Submitted on 28 February 2017
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Credit: Manuel de Paz Álvarez (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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