Icky fossil vomit helps tell about ichthyosaur life
Ichthyosaurs aren't dinos, but the headlines are "Dino vomit!" at the BBC News homepage.
Discovered in a quarry in Peterborough, the fossilized 'puddle' of shells is believed to be an example of prehistoric puke, much like sperm whales throw up squid beaks. This new evidence leads some scientist to believe that ichthyosaurs expelled the shells from their prey before digesting to avoid internal damage.