October 14, 2005

Mistaken Point I

Fossil, Mistaken Point, Newfoundland
It's not easy to get out to Mistaken Point on Cape Spear in southeastern Newfoundland, but it's worth it. There you will find the 550+ million year old fossils of over 30 types of soft-bodied creatures that were preserved when volcanic ash abruptly carpeted the sea floor. The reserve is on Canada's "tentative list" to be put forward for World Heritage designation. More Mistaken Point photos to follow!
Mistaken Point, Cape Race, Newfoundland [view large]

Posted by anatole at October 14, 2005 01:05 AM