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    The links on the left are designed to guide you through a field season of examining the evolution of mollusks along the shores of Chesapeake Bay.  Based on the research methods utilized by Dr. Patricia Kelley of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, this module goes through the process geologists utilize when they do research, with particular emphasis placed upon experimental design and data integrity.  This module covers all aspects of a good field study by engaging in a comprehensive exploration of evolutionary change via the use of an integrated blend of written text, multimedia, and photographs.  The field trip begins with and in depth background of the field area, covers the process of collecting and quantify fossil data, and end with a discription on how geologists organize and utilize a wide variety of data to quantify evolutionary change in the geologic record.   Click the Next button to begin.

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