Evin P Maguire

Evin P Maguire

Kent, OH

Kent State University

M.S.

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Published on May 14, 2016

Funded!

I want to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who donated and shared this project. This was a new experience for me, and I have been humbled by the generosity and enthusiasm you all have shown...

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Published on May 13, 2016

UPDATE: Project extension - we're almost there!

The founder of experiment.com granted extensions to projects which were making good progress and working hard, and ours was included! We are currently 92% funded with 8 days to go! If everyone shar...

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Published on Apr 26, 2016

The nature of volcanic ash.

This is a figure from an article I recently submitted for publication in a paleontology journal showing the various components of volcanic ash we sampled from our first field site i...

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Published on Apr 17, 2016

Project flyer!

Feel free to share this flyer! The crab Chaceon peruvianus is one of the most common fossils at mass kill sites we have uncovered in Argentina. Here, Chaceon affinis is beautifully ...

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Published on Apr 12, 2016

Mass kill horizon: a snapshot of an ancient sea floor

Silvio Casadio (right) and myself (left) examining a mass mortality surface at Punta Pardelas, Peninsula Valdes, Argentina during field work in 2014. We are walking on an ancient fo...

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Published on Apr 12, 2016

The Miocene transgression: perilous seas

This map shows the extent to which shallow seas flooded South America during the Miocene epoch (gray colored areas). Our previous work focused on fossils from the Valdes Peninsula i...

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May 23, 2016
Death by volcanic ash: mass mortality of fossil marine invertebrates
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Thanks again for your support! We will post updates as the work progresses.
May 23, 2016
Death by volcanic ash: mass mortality of fossil marine invertebrates
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Thanks again for your support! We will post updates as the work progresses.
May 23, 2016
Death by volcanic ash: mass mortality of fossil marine invertebrates
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Hey! the crabs are not in those big round concretions you're used to, but there is a bit more cement around them. Only about a millimeter or so though, so they are concretions only in the strictest sense. They can be tough to spot, but you'll see a claw sticking out here or there. Overall the surrounding material is very soft and I can clean most of it off with a toothbrush. The cuticle is very delicate but very nicely preserved. The problem is they are exposed in the intertidal zone and get beat up from wind and waves. I'd love to see those localities in Oregon. You've got Some really nice stuff out there.
Apr 17, 2016
Death by volcanic ash: mass mortality of fossil marine invertebrates
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