Isthmus of Panama: Finger Island

Aaron O'Dea
August 17, 2016
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Aaron O'Dea

Paleontologist hunts for 7 million-year-old fossils on Finger Island along the Caribbean coast of Panama. The fossils found in this section share more affinities with Pacific faunas, suggesting the Isthmus of Panama had yet formed at this time.

Photo: Aaron O'Dea