In Images: Marine Fossils from an Ancient Mass Die-Off

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Mass stranding

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Researchers have discovered dozens of fossilized skeletons of marine animals in what was once an ancient tidal flat in northern Chile. [Read full story]
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Laura Poppick is a contributing writer for Live Science, with a focus on earth and environmental news. Laura has a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Laura has a good eye for finding fossils in unlikely places, will pull over to examine sedimentary layers in highway roadcuts, and has gone swimming in the Arctic Ocean.
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