marine fossil fragments

UNLV Study Validates Marine Fossil Record, Providing Reliable Benchmark for Deteriorating Underwater Ecosystems

Discovery of abundant, diverse range of remains give scientists new lens on historical underwater ecosystem changes and potential future conservation strategies.

Organisms with hard, durable parts — like shells — are more likely to be preserved as fossils than organisms composed entirely of soft tissue. (Photos courtesy of Carrie Tyler)

  • Research
  • July 11, 2023
  • By UNLV Media Relations
  • Keyonna Summers, UNLV Media Relations, (702) 895-0898; Jerald Pinson, Florida Museum of Natural History,, (352) 294-0452

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