80m year old fossilised haddock discovered by man 15 years after he picked it up from the beach

Monday, 28 July 2008
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The prehistoric haddock is priceless, say fossil experts. Peter Parvin knew he found something weird when he picked up the rock that looked like a fish head from the beach. He didn't know until 15 years later the item was priceless.

The prehistoric haddock is priceless, say fossil experts. Peter Parvin knew he found something weird when he picked up the rock that looked like a fish head from the beach. He didn't know until 15 years later the item was priceless.

After mentioning it to a museum volunteer one night at the pub, they investigated the item and found that it was in fact a fossilised 80 million year old haddock.

'I have never seen one of these before,' said Dr Ed Jarzembowski, keeper of natural history at the museum in Maidstone, Kent. 'Quite simply, it's priceless.'

I remember finding some little figures while playing in the sandbox at my local park. They look like little GI Joe figurines but I'm pretty sure that they are fossilised cavemen. Museum, contact me and I can rush you over the figures for testing pronto.

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David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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