Belemnites: Delaware’s State Fossil

Belemnites are fossil cephalopods related to the squids, octopods and cuttlefish that live in the ocean today. Belemnites went extinct at the same time as the dinosaurs, about 65 million years ago, but their fossil remains are easy to find at the C&D Canal. Belemnitella americana was named the State [...]

2020-07-03T15:52:02-04:00July 2nd, 2020|Blog, Delaware Nature, delmnh at home, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks|

Delaware State Symbols

Delaware’s Official Symbols Many animals and objects are seen every day throughout Delaware, but they are frequently taken for granted. The state legislature has adopted Official State Symbols to celebrate these unique, but frequently unknown, cultural and natural treasures. Discover more about the animals, plants, and minerals making Delaware special. State Tree: [...]

2020-05-11T20:26:30-04:00December 7th, 2019|Blog, Delaware Nature, delmnh at home, Uncategorized|
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