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Anniversary of the Hodge’s meteorite falling to earth

On November 30, 1954, a meteorite struck Ann Hodges in Sylacauga, Alabama. Other than being badly bruised, she survived this unusual event and sixty-seven years later, what is commonly known as the Hodges Meteorite is still being researched!

Rare fossil captures ancient shrimp hiding inside a clam

About 100 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the land, three little shrimp went house hunting. Perhaps seeking shelter from predators, far from protective coral reefs, they chose a giant clam—not the largest on the block, but cozy at about 10 inches wide.

Alabama’s Watery Past Is a Warning

Alabama’s Harrell Station, roughly 45 miles west of Montgomery and 150 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, seems like the last place someone would go to explore the ocean. But crumbling out of the dusty ground, which has been wrinkled into gullies of white chalk, are the remnants of an ancient sea.

Alabama’s Return to the Sea

Alabama’s Harrell Station, roughly 75 kilometers west of Montgomery and 250 kilometers inland from the Gulf of Mexico, seems like the last place someone would go to explore the ocean. But crumbling out of the dusty ground, which has been wrinkled into gullies of white chalk, are the remnants of an ancient sea.

Crawly Caterpillars (FOX 6 News Interview)

Dr. John Abbott (Chief Curator & Director, Department of Museum Research & Collections) joined WBRC to discuss venomous caterpillars, how to identify them, and what you need to do if you do encounter one of these insects! Visit FOX 6 News’ website to watch the interview!