Otolith Fossil Finding with NMP, NTU, Academia Sinica

Members of the Nannoworks Laboratory, along with representatives from the National Museum of the Philippines, Academia Sinica, and National Taiwan University, conducted a fieldwork on the provinces of Bulacan and Pangasinan last March 21-22, 2023. The goal of the fieldwork was to collect fish otoliths from the Tartaro Formation in San Miguel, Bulacan and the Sta. Cruz Formation in Anda, Pangasinan. The researchers studied the exposures of the Tartaro Formation along Madlum River in the morning of March 21, then reached Anda Island, also known as Cabarruyan Island, by evening. The following day was spent studying outcrops of the Sta. Cruz Formation found in the middle and along the shores of the island.

Dr. Chien-Hsiang Lin of the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica in Taiwan also presented a talk for the 47th NIGS Lecture Series, entitled “Marine Paleontology in Taiwan and its Impact on the Indo-West Pacific Region” at the NIGS Audio-Visual Room and via Facebook Livestreaming last March 20, 2023. The event was co-organized with the Nannoworks Laboratory, the Paleontological Society of the Philippines, and the Iuvenis Orbis Geological Fraternity.