This once swam in a Devonian Sea…. (by David Cartier)
The northern Yukon Territory’s Ogilvie Mtns. encompass a vast, beautifully barren and rocky landscape, a bit lunar in aspect, full of bizzarre limestone formations, caves, arches, castle-like ridges and is permeated with the lithified remains of the sea life of 300 Million years ago.
This feathery, plantlike fossil is the delicate feeding tendril of a marine animal of the Hydrozoan class, . It is a Medusa, similiar to modern Jellyfish. This rare and lovely-to-find fossil organism is known as “Plumalina Plumaria’
The ancient fauna preserved in the rock of ages up there includes trilobites, graptolites, corals, crinoids and a variety of weird and exotic ammonoids ( penny included for scale).