John Turner (left) with a tiger shark that he and Charlie Cross (right) caught at the southern tip of Rey Island in the Pearl Islands in July, 1964. © Photo courtesy of J. Turner.

Elephants in Panama?

Dr. John M. Turner, an optometrist from Hattiesburg, MS, grew up in the Panama Canal Zone. As a youth he … Continue

Architectonica nobilis, a sundial gastropod from the Gatún Formation. Photo from the Fossils of Panama website.

Fossils of Panama

The fossils of the Miocene age Gatún Formation have been studied for over 150 years.  Examples of fossil vertebrates (sharks … Continue