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Forschung-1Preparing Wattendorfer fossils generally requires considerable effort. Most fossils are still covered with layers of limestone, which must first be painstakingly removed during a lengthy process. Additionally, larger pieces are usually broken into many parts. Forschung-2 Due to the lack of personnel, the process of preserving the excavated specimens cannot be achieved by the museum staff alone. Many objects must therefore be processed by external taxidermists. To cover the costs, we are looking for fossil sponsors. A smaller fish, for example, might be made into a museum piece for the amount of 100 to 400 Euro depending on the task at hand. Forschung-3 Preserving bigger specimens, however, such as large sharks, can cost up to 7,000 Euro.

  The fossil will be forever bound to the name of its sponsor – both in exhibitions and in publications. Additionally, the greater the financial commitment, the greater the possibility is that the fossil sponsor's own name will be considered when selecting a scientific designation of a new species.Forschung-4

For your esteemed commitment, you will receive a certificate featuring your name, the name of your adopted fossil, and information about the location of the fossil's discovery. After the fossil preservation process has been completed, the sponsor is sent a photo of the finished specimen. A receipt of the donation for tax-related purposes will also be included.

If the idea of adopting a fossil has sparked your interest, we'd love to hear from you.
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