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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Large Miocene barnacles with bioimmurations from Maryland

These two beautiful barnacles are from the Calvert Formation (Middle Miocene) exposed near Parker Creek in Maryland. They are likely of the genus Chesaconcavus. Barnacles are most unlikely crustacean arthropods, cousins of shrimp, crabs and lobsters. Most, like these above, … Continue reading
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We are recruiting for Spring 2015!

Why: Do you want to work on solutions to environmental problems? Are you interested in learning-by doing? Do you want to learn how social enterprises, in this case, environmental-not-for-profit-organizations, solve real-world problems? What: This Spring, the College’s Social Entrepreneurship Program … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: A trace fossil from the Ordovician of Estonia

The fossils above have been in a previous post as examples of hyolith internal molds from the Middle Ordovician of northern Estonia. I collected them on my first visit to the Baltic countries in 2006. This week I want to … Continue reading
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sample blog post – My Intercultural Experience

My Intercultural Experience by Jessie Jiang   The world can be viewed differently; I must be open-minded enough to form a relationship with someone. I used to feel sad when I can’t persuade someone to think in the same way … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: A new crinoid species from the Middle Jurassic of southern Israel (with a bonus parasitic infection)

These fossils are a joy to present this week. Lizzie Reinthal (’14), Bill Ausich (Ohio State University) and I have a new paper out in the latest issue of the Journal of Paleontology. It is titled: “Parasitism of a new … Continue reading
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Last Fieldtrip for Climate Change

As the weather cools – the Wooster Geology Climate Change class ventured out in the field one more time. For the remainder of the semester we will try to get some work done. Two sites were visited – the Cedar Creek … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: Upper Ordovician bivalve bioimmured by a bryozoan

This week’s fossil is a simple and common form in the Cincinnatian Series (Upper Ordovician) of the Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky tri-state area. We are looking above at the base of a trepostome bryozoan that encrusted the outside of an … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Upper Carboniferous seed casts from northeastern Ohio

We haven’t had a paleobotanical fossil of the week for awhile, so here are a couple of nice seed casts from the Upper Carboniferous Massillon Sandstone exposed near Youngstown, Ohio. They fall within the “form genus” Trigonocarpus Brongniart 1828. A … Continue reading
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An Epic Geologic Competition in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

VIRGINIA KENDALL, CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK (CVNP) — What an absolutely awesome day for geology in the field!!  One of my geologic mentors once told me that “every day in the field is a day of vacation”, and today proved … Continue reading
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Wooster Geologists return to the Cedar Creek Bog and Excavation Site

WOOSTER, OHIO–Greg Wiles and I got to experience a bit of field archaeology today at the Cedar Creek Mastodon excavation site. Greg’s Climate change class has visited the site and its associated bog twice this semester: once to do some … Continue reading
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