Sasha Paris

Sasha Paris is a science writer and publications assistant at the Paleontological Research Institution, and a docent at its Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, New York. Natural-history exploration and education are both her professional focus and personal passion, with a preference for aquatic or little-known creatures.

Recent Posts

March 14, 2016 in Paleontology

Fossil Trove Gives Insights on Ice-Age Caribbean Ecology

The arrival of humans to the Caribbean region likely caused a number of extinctions within the past thousand years. Direct human activities, such as habitat alteration and introduction of invasive…
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July 13, 2015 in Paleontology

Little-known Limitations of the Living Fossil Concept

“Living fossils”—organisms from horseshoe crabs and coelocanths to ginkgos and horsetails—look much like their prehistoric ancestors. They have been praised on both sides of the ongoing evolution argument by Charles…
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May 7, 2015 in Uncategorized

First Fossil Found of a Carnivorous Plant Leaf

Carnivorous plants, which trap insects and other small animals in diverse ways, are found around the world today. But until recently, their only known fossils were seeds of one aquatic…
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