Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The other day I was looking through images of sea turtles with a coworker when we came across one of Archelon. I described it as a "prehistoric sea turtle." I then had the thought that it's funny how we describe animals as being "prehistoric." In reality pretty much every species on earth evolved before written history which would make them all prehistoric. I'll probably keep using the term to describe "extinct" species but now I'll smile whenever I do, thinking about all those "historic" species running around.