Lamar paleontology lab
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Lamar University professor Jim Westgate (left) leads a paleontology field project on a beach near Sabine Pass on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. Westgate opposes accreditation of an online educator's degree program through the Institute for Creation Research because of the institute's emphasis on inserting theological information into what he said should be scientific studies.
Lamar University junior James Burnes searches for diverse animal shells and bones during a field project on a beach near Sabine Pass.
Shells on a beach near Sabine Pass are studied as a modern analogy to fossil deposits.
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