Rare fossil annelid unearthed in downtown Ottawa

Ian Randall | 19th March 2010

One of the rarest fossils has been found in the most unexpected of locations – the capital city of Canada. Described in the current issue of Palaeontology, the 450 million year old specimen of the annelid machaeridian worm Plumulitids canadensis is one of only eight such finds in the world.

Palaeontologists reconstruct shark killing cold case

Ian Randall | 18th March 2010

The skeleton of a fossilised dolphin has revealed secrets about the brutal shark attack which ended its life – 4 million years ago. The result of the forensic analysis of the specimen, which was killed by a now extinct shark, is published in the latest issue of Palaeontology.