A new Cambrian Explosion site discovered in Canada's Burgess Shale Formation

From LiveScience  --  A treasure trove of fossils chiseled out of a canyon in Canada's Kootenay National Park rivals the famous Burgess Shale, the best record of early life on Earth, scientists say.

"Once we started to break fresh rock, we realized we had discovered something incredibly special," said Robert Gaines, a geologist at Pomona College in Pomona, Calif., and co-author of a new study announcing the find. "It was an extraordinary moment."

You can read the full article at LiveScience.

Another article was published by Smithsonian Magazine.

A cleaned and preserved Leanchoilid fossil reveals the animal's delicate appendages.
Credit: Jean-Bernard Caron