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Historic piece of the Great Barrier Reef found in Wisconsin

By Leonard Ho - Posted Apr 16, 2012 08:00 AM
Fossilized coral from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia was unearthed in the most unlikely of places: Central Wisconsin, USA. How did it get there?
Historic piece of the Great Barrier Reef found in Wisconsin

A piece of the GBR dug up in Rosholt, Wisconsin!

Rock collector Bill Wolosek dug up the fossilized GBR coral rock in his backyard.  Ray Reser, director at the Museum of Natural History (University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point) says the coral broke away from the Great Barrier Reef.  Over the millenia, glacial movements of many ice ages eventually carried the fossil to central United States; That's nearly 10,000 miles (15,000km) away!

[via WKOW]

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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