Antarctic fossil haul found, according to reports in UQ News 19 April 2016, ABC News 5 May 2016 and Mail Online 6 May 2016. A team of scientists from Australia, USA and South Africa have dug up over a ton of fossils during an expedition on Vega Island, one of the James Ross island group on the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. They found remains of many marine creatures including plesiosaurs, mosasaurs, ammonites, shark vertebrae, and a giant nautilus.
They also found fossils of birds, including “early ducks”, fossil wood, and a few dinosaur bones. Steve Salisbury of the University of Queensland commented: “The rocks that we were focusing on come from the end of the age of dinosaurs, so most of them are between 71 million and 67 million years old. They were all shallow marine rocks, so the majority of things we found lived in the ocean”.
Editorial Comment: This is an impressive haul of fossils, but ducks, dinosaurs and wood would not get buried with plesiosaurs, sharks, ammonites and giant nautilus by slow gradual sedimentation in a shallow marine environment. A mix of large water dwelling creatures, birds, land animals and wood, is much more likely to occur from a catastrophic flood that picked up masses of sediment, land creatures and anything else that got in its way, mixed them up and dumped it all together. Noah’s flood would be such a useful explanation if researchers were not so prejudiced. (Ref. fossilisation, catastrophe, flood)
Evidence News vol.16. No. 9
18 May 2016
Creation Research Australia