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In the Press!

Extra! Extra! Read all about CFA in the news: whether it's in magazines, publications, museums, or a shout out by a famous author, you'll be sure to find it here! Plus, this list is constantly growing, as people discover the incredible fossils found by our clients and staff!

By Kerry Egan; 1-26-2018

"'Look right down at your feet,' Ashby Gale of Charleston Fossil Adventures encouraged. (Has there ever been a better name for a paleontologist from Charleston than Ashby Gale? No, no there has not.)"

By Ashby Gale; 5-2016

"Once upon a time, in a land not far away, lived mammoths and four-tusked elephants, ground sloths 20 feet tall, and armadillos seven feet long. Saber-tooth cats, American lions, and packs of dire wolves roamed the grassland savannah, searching for a herd of camels, bison, or horses to pick off as an easy target for their next meal."

By Julie Gyselinck; 5-2017

"At a remote location along the Ashley River, about 45 minutes north of Edisto Island, Ashby Gale of Charleston Fossil Adventures hauls his kayak out of a brush-covered ravine and plops it into the water. The ripples break the smooth tension on the surface that had previously been a mirror reflection of the autumn leaves dangling above it. Casual passerby and residents are near, unsuspecting of what treasures lay beneath them."

By Dr. Robert Boessenecker; 2-20-2018

"Recently, friend of the museum and donor Ashby Gale and his fossil tour clients discovered the first fossil phocoenid from the Western North Atlantic (to my knowledge). It is an isolated earbone collected from Folly Beach, South Carolina; the first was discovered last fall, and a second specimen was just found last week and generously donated by his client Don Pendergast. Ashby informs his clients of the scientific significance of the specimens they find and as a result many donations have been made to the museum."

By Bo Petersen; 7-17-2018

“Land carnivore fossils are really rare,” said Ashby Gale of Charleston Fossil Adventures. He’s out searching daily and has only found two cat tusks in his career, one on Folly Beach and the other on Edisto Island.

The skull “is such a beautiful, beautiful fossil,” he said.

By Bo Petersen; 6-4-2019

"Ashby Gale realized the novelty when he found the odd shell on Folly Beach in 2015. Four years later, Gale, the owner of Charleston Fossil Adventures, and Robert Boessenecker, a College of Charleston paleontologist, have identified the discovery as an ancient Ostrea coxi oyster not found before in South Carolina."

As featured in: Southern Living | Travel & Leisure | U.S. News | ABC News

By Chris Dixon; 02-2020

“Or for an outing that’s part natural history tour and part treasure hunt, link up with paleontologist Ashby Gale, of Charleston Fossil Adventures. Aided by his seasoned eye, there’s no telling what you might uncover."

By Angie Jackson; 8-13-2018

“The armor-plated animal was dog-paddling in knee-deep water during low tide when paleontologist Ashby Gale spotted it Sunday afternoon.

He and the participants of his fossil hunting tour at first looked on in disbelief. The tide had apparently swept the armadillo from the edge of a marsh into Jeremy Inlet near Edisto Beach State Park."

See also:
Armadillos in the ocean? Video shows one, dog-paddling off SC's Edisto Island
The Charlotte Observer

Armadillos apparently part of SC sea life on Edisto Island
The Island Packet

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