We discussed the fossil evidence of primeval reptiles as evidence of a world wide flood. Why else would we find fossils of giant marine reptiles even where there is no water today (such as in the middle of a continent?). Often times they were caught in giant mudslides that quickly encased them. When the waters covered the earth during the flood spoken of in Genesis 6-8, the reptiles could have gone anywhere.
We also discussed that it is rare for an icthyosaur to become fossilized because they have pockets of air in them that make them float and they often get eaten before they can become fossilized. We know that an animal needs to be trapped beneath layers of sediment to become a fossil, so they must have been buried quickly after they died. 37 articulated shonisaurs (a type of icthyosaur) were found in the state of Nevada. Most of them were articulated (a new word we learned meaning the bones were found in their proper place as if they were still attached) - meaning they were not moved around by currents, plus they had to be covered quickly and compeletly, so they would not be eaten by scavengers. "What kind of catastrophe could have moved that much mud quickly?" asks author Jeanie Fulbright. We know!