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Rachelle Solomon

Miguasha's Elpistostege watsoni fossil

Olivier Matton.jpgThe Miguasha provincial park appears on UNESCO's World Heritage List for the quality of fossils found on the shores of the Baie des Chaleurs. The recent discovery of an Elpistostege watsoni represents the largest fossil ever found at the park, and the only known complete specimen of its kind on the planet. Our Rachelle Solomon met with Olivier Matton who explained this fossil's place in understanding evolution from water to land. Listen here

Norman Parent, paleontological technician

norman parent.jpgNorman Parent has been working for 34 years, in different capacities, at the provincial park in Miguasha (Parc National de Miguasha), on the Baie des Chaleurs. In 1988, he became the province's very first paleontological technician. Our Rachelle Solomon joined him in the lab to hear about his work with fossils. Listen here

Magician Nicolas Gignac

20140813_132038.jpgMagicians from France, the U,S. and throughout Quebec will be in Quebec City this weekend as part of the Festival de magie de Québec. Our Rachelle Solomon met with this year's spokesperson, Beauport magician Nicolas Gignac. He's trained to work with exotic animals and brought along some of the creepy crawly and slithering friends that are part of his act. Listen here