Daily Archives: July 8, 2012

From east to west across Saaremaa Island’s Silurian

KURESSAARE, ESTONIA–The Wooster/OSU Estonia team continued to explore the Silurian section on Saaremaa Island today. It was our last day with our friend Olev Vinn, and he showed us the only remaining Silurian outcrop here I have not seen: Kübassaare … Continue reading

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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: fusulinids (Upper Carboniferous of Kansas)

They look like little footballs, at least the American variety of football. Fusulinids (the name indicating the fusiform shape) are about the size and shape of wheat grains. They were marine protists (single-celled eucaryotes) that lived from the late Early … Continue reading

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