“It was like, ‘Uh, dude. Did you know that’s a 90-million-year-old fossil that’s in that picture?’ I’m like, ‘What?’”
Moore wanted to return and retrieve the fossil, but it’s illegal to take anything from the Missouri river bed. So, he contacted a biologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He and the biologist returned to the fossil using the coordinates from images on Moore’s cell phone.
“The geologist guy saw it, and he’s like — he just jumped out of the boat in his boots and goes up to it. And he goes, ‘Oh my god.’”
6 News received a confirmation from the biologist that the fossil does appear to be that of a prehistoric predator fish that’s up to 90 million years old.
“I’m still kind of mind-blown about the whole thing.”
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