Top Predators of the Past

By Carl Zimmer | July 8, 2008 9:25 am

Top predators of the past

Wayne writes:

The tattoo is a tribute to the past monsters of the deep, the top shark is meant to be Carcharodon megalodon, and the bottom is a Tylosaur Mosasaur. Mixed amongst the waves are Ammonites, based upon Kosmoceras Ammonites. I am an acarologist with an unhealthy obsession with fossils.

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Comments (4)

  1. Anna A.

    Okay, now that is beyond awesome! Loving it!

  2. Megan

    agreed. but that floating arm is CREEPY

  3. Dillo

    That’s really cool. Where’s the Dunkleosteus ?
    I thought he’d rate pretty highly up there too…

  4. Clark

    Very unique concept! Something i’d definitely go for although its missing the gentle platapus…


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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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