Arctic Mammal Fossils and Forests of 50 Million Years Ago

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The Arctic was a warm wet swampy forested place 50 million years ago. Ellesmere Island is a key fossil site in Canada's High Arctic where the remains of unique mammal species can tell us what the environment and animals of the Eocene Epoch were like. Scientists are studying these fossils to better understand our warming planet.

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  • diorama
  • Strathcona Fiord
  • fossils
  • Eocene Epoch
  • extreme mammals
  • Ellesmere Island
  • Mary Dawson
  • paleontologists
  • High Arctic
  • plagiomenids
  • Nunavut
  • Natalia Rybczynski