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Field Trip to Plio-Pleistocene Shell Beds of Sarasota, Florida (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
This field trip takes you to quarries near Sarasota, on the west-central coast of Florida, where one of the world's most spectacular fossil accumulations is exposed. The fossil-rich sediments range in age from 1 to 5 million years and contain the abundant remains of mollusks, whales, birds, corals, barnacles, and sharks. The trip looks at how sediments were deposited and provides information on the species found there.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Field trip - virtual
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-120
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Paleontological Research Institution