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Comment by Marie Dorey

I have spent the past two weeks riveted to the stories of the latest discovery of the extraordinary fossil deposit in the Burgess Shale in Kootenay National Park. Your blog is awesome! I've just read in National Geographic that one particular fossil discovered there is now named kootenichela deppi after Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands. It is apparently the arthropod ancestor of all arthropods. Wow!