Principal Investigator:MacNeil, Alex Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of this study (2003 component) is to examine the fossilized types of corals that are found in the regional geological formations. Locally these corals coalesced to form mini-reefs, with interesting ecological characteristics. From the study...
Principal Investigator:Edinger, Evan N Licenced Year(s):2001
The Devonian patch reefs of Mercy Bay, Banks Island are important as an example of fossil coral reefs that may also be able to provide insight into the nature of a reef ecosystem immediately before a time of global reef collapse. The researcher will fly to the Parks Canada cabin at Mercy Bay and will use a helicopter to travel to 5 camps and stay at each fly camp for a period of 2 days. Equipmen...
Principal Investigator:Narbonne, Guy Licenced Year(s):2001
For several years researchers have been examining a rock unit called the Sheepbed Formation in the Mackenzie Mountains. In 1998 fossil reefs were located in this structure. The goal of the 1999 field season is to identify the types of organisms which created the reef structures and what the climate was like when they were built. Members of the field party will be transported to the base camps by h...
Principal Investigator:Narbonne, Guy Licenced Year(s):
At each locality, we will measure the rock section with a tape and collect samples with a hammer. Samples collected will be examined under a microscope and using geochemical techniques at Queen's University. Research will concentrate on determining conditions under which these reefs (1200 million year old fossil reefs on the Borden Peninsula) grew and comparing it with the condition under which mo...
Principal Investigator:Dixon, O.A. Licenced Year(s):
In the Arctic Islands, we are studying rocks and the fossils found within these rocks that were formed more than 400 million years ago in warm tropical seas. This study is expected to help in describing the temperatures, climate and water depths of these ancient seas. We are also studying the types of fossil corals and sponge-like animals that are not present in our seas today....
Principal Investigator:Kah, Linda Licenced Year(s):1994
Stromatolites are variously shaped mounds or reefs composed of sediments and the fossilized remains of single-celled marine organisms called blue-green algae. There are massive fossil reefs located on Baffin Island which are some of the largest known of their age. By studying the structure, form and chemical make-up of these reefs, information about the ancient ocean and the growth of ancient re...
Principal Investigator:Johnston, Paul A. Licenced Year(s):
The researcher and his team will look for fossils of reef animals. Notes will be taken on the growth positions of the reef animals, and about 400 kg of fossils will be collected by hand or with hammers and chisels from various localities. The fossils will be brought back to the Royal Tyrrell Museum and used to make molds. Casts from these molds will be used to make an exhibit showing a three-di...
Principal Investigator:Hofmann, Hans J. Licenced Year(s):
The Researchers will test a new paleontological technique of shape analysis on the stromatolites that make up a reef. The Belcher Island rocks contain well-developed reefs. The principle tools used will be photography and field observations of outcrops....