Fossil marine snail shells from the early Pleistocene (1.5 million years ago) collected from the Lomita Marl formation, Los Angeles, California.
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There are many resources on the internet for information about invertebrate paleontology and geology. A few selected links, with descriptions from their websites, are included below.
Click here for The Paleontological Society, which is an international nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of the science of paleontology.
Click here for the Geological Society of America. Established in 1888, The Geological Society of America is an organization of professional earth scientists, including paleontologists, "enhancing the professional growth of its members, and promoting the geosciences in the service to humankind and stewardship of the Earth."
Click here for the SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology). SEPM is a nonprofit society dedicated to the dissemination of scientific information on sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, environmental sciences, marine geology, hydrogeology, and many additional related specialities.
Click here to enter PaleoNet, a system of listservers, World Wide Web pages, and FTP sites designed to enhance electronic communication among paleontologists and all persons interested in the study of ancient life.
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