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Ediacaran Fossils Podcast

Photo Credit: Phoebe A. Cohen

When the cod fishery collapsed in Newfoundland in the early 1990s, the hopes of the local fish harvesters collapsed with it. Hundreds of Newfoundlanders moved away and businesses that depended on the cod fishery closed. But retired schoolteacher Kit Ward of Portugal Cove South wasn’t content to watch her community vanish with the cod. She and some friends teamed up to find a solution that was right under their feet, in the reddish rocks of Mistaken Point.

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Learn more about Ediacaran Fossils at the Advent of Complex Life and on the Encyclopedia of Life.

This podcast was funded by the NASA Astrobiology Institute.