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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Panama Canal Excavations

Caption: Geologists and paleontologists are in a hurry to map, describe and recover fossils from the Panama Canal widening earthworks as further excavation, tropical rains and overgrowth by vegetation will soon destroy these sites.

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