Revving a hard-hit Newfoundland fishing area

Paleontologists (left to right) Guy Narbonne, Marc Laflamme, Sarah Tweedt, and Doug Erwin consider the fossils of the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland. The rocks are filled with half-a-billion-year-old treasures.

Sometimes the solution to a new problem is right in front of you — or, in the case of one community in Newfoundland, right under their feet. This story aired on NPR’s All Things Considered a couple months ago, and it’s from the audio series One Species at a Time.

Ancient seafloors are visible in plain sight at the Mistaken Pint Ecological Reserve.  Each slab is like an ancient page from a book about early life on our planet.

~ by Ari Daniel on December 12, 2011.

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