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UNESCO World Heritage Site #122: Miguasha National Park

UNESCO World Heritage Site #122: Miguasha National Park

UNESCO World Heritage Site #122: Miguasha National Park

From the World Heritage inscription:

The palaeontological site of Miguasha National Park, in south-eastern Quebec on the southern coast of the Gaspé peninsula, is considered to be the world’s most outstanding illustration of the Devonian Period known as the ‘Age of Fishes’. Dating from 370 million years ago, the Upper Devonian Escuminac Formation represented here contains five of the six fossil fish groups associated with this period. Its significance stems from the discovery there of the highest number and best-preserved fossil specimens of the lobe-finned fishes that gave rise to the first four-legged, air-breathing terrestrial vertebrates – the tetrapods.

It is always difficult to photograph world heritage sites that are of paleontological or anthropological significance. You can’t take photos of fossils in situ. Taking photos of a museum isn’t that interesting. Thankfully, Miguasha is located on the very beautiful boundary between the St. Lawrence river and the ocean.

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  1. rosemary says:

    hi, Miguasha National Park looking strange, nice pic.

    Quebec is one of my favorite city. A Few days ago I had been to Sherbrooke and stayed in Hotel le President it was a wonderful experience …

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