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Christopher Kelson and Owen Brown with the rare Anomalocaris fossil they unearthed in Nevada.
Christopher Kelson and Owen Brown with the rare Anomalocaris fossil they unearthed in Nevada.

A summer field trip and a rare fossil

A SUNY Potsdam student found a rare fossil during a geology field trip out west this summer. Owen Brown, a senior from Beekmantown, was one of seven students studying the Great Basin in Utah and Nevada. They visited caves, mining operations and studied geologic formations. Todd Moe spoke with Owen and his mentor, Dr. Chris Kelson, an assistant professor of geology at SUNY Potsdam, about the trip and the fossil. They say it's a rare fossil of a 500-million year old invertebrate called Anomalocaris, a long-extinct marine species that fed on ancient trilobites. It was a lucky find.  Go to full article

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