By Deborah Canterbury, 2014
The Heard Paleo Lab prepared 16 Green River Fish fossils to accompany the latest addition to the Heard Museum, a high quality plesiosaurus. The fish, donated by chapter member Jim Dulian, represent six species of fish from 50 million years ago. Photos are of Mittie McDonald and Patti Tuck as they add finishing touches to a few of the fossils and photos of the fossils as well. The lab team under the watchful eyes of Pat and Margie Kline not only prepped the fossils but also constructed the display cases. Other team members are Karleen Hoffmann, Beverly Carpenter and Deborah Canterbury. These Eocene fossils were preserved in intermountain lake basins in what is now parts of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming while the Rocky Mountains were still growing. The official opening date is scheduled for late May.