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Posts tagged with ‘evolution’ (25)

Study on land fish gives insight into evolution

Posted by Alvina Siddiqui in Wildlife on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A walking polypterus senegalus. (Photo: Antoine Morin)

A fish out of water may not be such a bad thing anymore.

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Large fossil find discovered in a Canadian national park

Posted by Joshua Rapp Learn in History on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Naraoia, a soft bodied "trilobitomorph," a trilobite-like arthropod from the new Burgess Shale locality at Marble Canyon. (Photo: Jean-Bernard Caron/ROM)

It’s not easy for 505 million years of biological and evolutionary history to sneak up on you.

But that’s just what happened when scientists discovered a massive new fossil deposit in Kootenay National Park.

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Digging into the past

Posted by Allen Macartney in The RCGS on Thursday, July 26, 2012

Last week I got to spend a day out with paleontologist Grant Zazula and his two assistants. We spent about 10 hours walking over a creek bed in a gold mine that has yielded extraordinary fossil remains. This is a fully working gold mine, and the owner lets paleontologists explore freely. Grant promised a day filled with finding pre-historic bones, and he was right!

Early on in the morning I found a pre-historic bison horn (about 45 cm long) that Grant estimates is 25-30,000 years old! Later ...

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Fossils: Lost and found...and lost again

Posted by Kenza Moller in Science & Technology on Friday, July 13, 2012

When dinosaur fossils survive the elements for millions of years, it’s outrageous to know that looters and vandals can destroy them in the span of a couple of hours.

Last week, a Hadrosaur dinosaur skeleton was smashed overnight in Peace Country, Alberta, the area’s fourth fossil crime in the past six weeks. The Hadrosaur, which was found on June 15 and partially prepared for display in the new Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in northern Alberta, was discovered shattered on July 5, robbing ...

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Mummified Forest Shows Effect of Changing Climate

Posted by Kelly Greig on Monday, January 17, 2011

Photo: Joel Barker.

It all started with a log. Joel Barker, an earth scientist from Ohio State University, was researching carbon dioxide emissions on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, when he was told about an odd log sticking out of the snow. Since trees only grow sparsely and to a few feet high on the tundra, it was definitely out of place.

"I knew that was a rare thing and I was interested in seeing it," Barker tells CG, "I knew there was a possibility of forests up there in the past. When they told me they found ...

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