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National Fossil Day: Sarah Losso & Steve Pates
Steve and Sarah, paleontologists working at Harvard University, discuss how fossil invertebrates s trilobites helped us to uncover lost continents and identify some of the earliest predators on Earth. They draw on fossils from around the world including New England and other U.S. locations and bring cutting-edge techniques such as SEM and CT scanning to the study of both soft and hard-shelled animals. Come watch as they reveal secrets of the biodiversity of ancient environments as well as the evolution and ecology of long extinct “weird wonders.”

Oct 22, 2020 10:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sarah Losso
Sarah Losso is a PhD candidate in the Ortega-Hernández Lab, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. She studies the evolution of early arthropods through exceptionally preserved fossils. This research has taken her around the United States and Europe.
Steve Pates
Steve Pates is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Ortega-Hernández Lab, studying the ecology and biodiversity of some of the world's oldest predators. He has travelled to China, Estonia, Morocco, Spain, and the United States in search of new species of Anomalocaris and its relatives, and still holds out hope for having one as a pet.