From the author: A research team in the Devonian must deal with an unexpected danger.
DOWN TO THE TETHYS SEA
by Stephen Dedman
It was a beautiful day, and I reached into the bait box for a fresh trilobite. Thorn was doing a monograph on the blasted things and collecting potloads of them, then rejecting all the unremarkable specimens. I'd promised to return them to the sea, and I was: I grabbed one of the largest, and put a hook through it quickly before it could roll up into a ball, then cast off.
The Tethys sea is possibly the ideal place for fishing. The weather is warm,...