Fossil squid from New Jersey

Cretaceous belemnites are a typical find at Big Brook, New Jersey. Big Brook is a classic New Jersey fossil collecting that has treated collectors for more than 100 years. Belemnites are the internal shells of Cretaceous Period squid. The teeming cephalopod schools must have filled the ancient seas. The fossil belemnites are a rich amber-colored calcite that is nearly translucent at times. This specimen is about 4.5 inches long.

Fossil Collector: Dusty S.

Location: Big Brook, New Jersey

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