Monthly Archives: December 2012

Wooster Geologist in Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND — In a very quick transition from grading final exams in Wooster yesterday morning, I find myself now in downtown Dublin. I flew in last night to attend the 56th Annual Meeting of the Paleontological Association. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A horn coral from the Upper Ordovician of Indiana

This week’s fossil is a very common one from the Whitewater Formation (Richmondian, Upper Ordovician) exposed near Richmond, Indiana. It was collected, along with hundreds of other specimens, during one of many Invertebrate Paleontology field trips to an outcrop along … Continue reading

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Familiar Faces at AGU 2012

San Francisco, CA – The annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union is the largest earth science conference in the world. With more than 20,000 attendees and about 3000 posters per day, you’re bound to bump into someone you know. … Continue reading

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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Shark teeth! (Upper Cretaceous of Israel)

This week’s set of exquisite fossils is presented in honor of Andrew Retzler (’11) who has just had his Senior Independent Study thesis at Wooster published in the journal Cretaceous Research: “Chondrichthyans from the Menuha Formation (Late Cretaceous: Santonian–Early Campanian) … Continue reading

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