Samples in Microscope

There were multiple trips to the research site during the summer of 2012. Observations were made about new sedimentary features visible after the recent erosion, and several successful samples of lake-shore sediment filled with fossil specimens were collected for processing “back in the lab”.

NOTE:  All specimens were collected under a Nova Scotia Research Permit, P2012NS03.   It is illegal to collect fossil specimens without a Special Places Research Permit.  See link.

2012 Samples
A tray of sample of lake-shore sediment samples that are filled with fossil material. Notice two fragments have been embedded in plaster during analysis.

With the samples back in the lab, one sample was embedded in plaster and split to examine the inner layers.  The view below shows what was found. Analysis of these samples is continuing.  Stay tuned for additional updates about this ongoing research project.

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