Click on any image to enlarge      [above left] With the heat, modern-day reptiles, cactus, and desert-colored stones all around, it was sometimes difficult to believe that we were walking on an ancient seabed, but you can't argue with evidence like this: Xiphactinus vertebrae lying right on the surface   [top right] Searching the steep chalk faces for sharks' teeth   [center right] Keen eye required: articulated Gillicus vertebrae blend in all too well with their surroundings   [bottom right] Watch where you step! As well as Cretaceous fossils, the chalk canyons are home to snakes, ticks, and lots of poison ivy.
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