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The rock of Mistaken Point hosts thousands of bizarre fossils from the Ediacaran period. Here you can find the earliest multicellular life as well-preserved collections of Precambrian fossils. It is containing probably the oldest metazoan fossils in North America and the most ancient deep-water marine fossils in the world. In 1987, a 5 kilometer stretch of coastline was declared an ecological reserve.
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Source: New Scientist
Mistaken Point takes its name from the deadly results of mistaking it for Cape Race, in the area’s typically foggy weather. Sailors who would make this mistake would turn north, thinking they had reached Cape Race Harbor, and immediately run into treacherous rocks.
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