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Paleontologists make top-secret Burgess Shale discovery

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Paleontologists in the field at the Burgess Shale (Left) L to R: Alan Byers, Cedric Aria and Diego Balseiro (Right) L to R: Michael Streng, Sarah Gabbott and Cedric Aria. (Contributed by: Jean-Bernard Caron, Royal Ontario Museum)

Scientists have made a new discovery high in the mountains of B.C.

They spent part of the summer exploring the Burgess Shale, a fossil site on the western slopes of the Rockies.

Although specific details over what exactly they've found are under wraps, there's growing excitement over what it could mean for the scientific community.

Paleontologist Jean-Bernard Caron led the exhibition. He is the curator of invertebrate paleontology with the Royal Ontario Museum, and explained (what he could about) this discovery.

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