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Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve

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Official name  Mistaken Point
Criteria  viii
Area  5.7 kmĀ²
Nearest city  St. John's
Type  Natural
Designated  2016 (40th session)
Established  1984
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Location  Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Governing body  Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation

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Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve is a wilderness area located at the southeastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada which contains the Mistaken Point Formation, the site of Ediacaran fossils representing the oldest multicellular life on Earth.

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The first fossil to be found in the area, Fractofusus misrai, was discovered in June 1967 by Shiva Balak Misra, an Indian graduate student studying geology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The reserve was first established provisionally by the provincial government in 1984 and was permanently designated in 1987. It was later expanded in 2009 after further fossil discoveries.

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The fossil sites along the shore within the reserve were inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list on July 17, 2016.

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References

Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve Wikipedia


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