Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hooray for Kootenay!

Kootenay National Park in Canada, that is.  Why? Because scientists working there believe they have just uncovered a "mother lode" of terrifically preserved fossils so massive, that it rivals the famed Burgess Shale site.  From an article at livescience.com:
A treasure trove of fossils chiseled out of a canyon in Canada's Kootenay National Park rivals the famous Burgess Shale, the best record of early life on Earth, scientists say.

"Once we started to break fresh rock, we realized we had discovered something incredibly special," said Robert Gaines, a geologist at Pomona College in Pomona, Calif., and co-author of a new study announcing the find. "It was an extraordinary moment."
Click here to read much more about this extraordinary find!