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View Resource Advances in Paleontology: New Ways to Study Ancient Life

This collection is intended to provide scientific resources and information to help students explore paleontology and learn about research in the field of paleontology. It features a module that explores a variety of current topics in paleontology, including morphology, histology (the study of biological tissues), taphonomy (the study of preservation), and ichnology (the study of tracks and...

View Resource From the Ground Up: The World of Oil

This site covers the major aspects of oil including geology basics, energy links, history, daily uses, paleontology, hydrocarbon systems and oil in your backyard. Information on tools of the trade are also included.

View Resource John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Millions of years ago, central Oregon was a hotbed of volcanic activity. Curious geologists and others can learn about the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument on this most excellent Flash-enabled online tour. After "flying" in overhead to the site, visitors can learn about the 40 million year history of the site that would later become the John Day Fossil Beds. The next area of the site is...

View Resource Introduction to the Eukaryota: Fungi, Protists, Plants, Animals...

This resource presents information about the Eukaryota, which includes all animals, plants, fungi, and protists, as well as the vast majority of the organisms with which paleontologists work. Although they show unbelievable diversity in form, they share fundamental characteristics of cellular organization, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Links lead to more information about the life history...

View Resource Bacteria: Fossil Record

This description of the fossil record of bacteria focuses on one particular group of bacteria, the cyanobacteria or blue-green algae, which have left a fossil record that extends far back into the Precambrian. The oldest cyanobacteria-like fossils known are nearly 3.5 billion years old and are among the oldest fossils currently known. Cyanobacteria are larger than most bacteria and may secrete a...

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