Preservation with Mummification

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Mummiciation is where an organism of some species is preserved by accident or on purpose, with the skin and organs being preserved. Conditions have to be really good for this to happen right, unaltered. Extreme cold temperatures, low humidity, and even in sand dunes with a lot of sand. Leaving very beautiful remains.

“Natural mummification of other animal species also occurs; this is most common in species from shallow saline water environments, especially those with a body structure which is particularly favourable to this process, such as seahorses and starfish.”


"Mummified Seahorse." Web. 1 Feb 2011.

Cagipson (talk)03:56, 2 February 2011