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Cooper Center Welcomes International Researchers

Nov. 4, 2013

Constanza Figueroa-Bravo and Carolina Simon Gutstein

Constanza Figueroa-Bravo and Carolina Simon Gutstein (foreground), both from Universidad de Chile, examine fossil whales from Orange County. Photo by Gabe Santos

International researchers are visiting the John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center today (Nov. 4) and Tuesday to perform research on the center's vast Orange County fossil collection, as well as collaborate with Cal State Fullerton students. Researchers — whose studies include marine mammals and birds — are from Chile, Brazil, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and Taiwan, said James Parham, assistant professor of geological sciences and Cooper Center faculty curator of paleontology. 

Researchers from two U.S. universities, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine and University of Florida, will also visiting to conduct fossil studies. The Cooper Center is a partnership between Cal State Fullerton and Orange County Parks.

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