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What's a Greenops?

greenops fossil

For those of you wondering about the origin of our name and logo (in addition to the obvious environmental/military connotations), we wanted to pay homage to our marine science roots – the greenops (such as the little ruffian pictured here) were a genus of trilobites found as fossils from the Devonian period, which began over 400 million years ago and lasted about 56 million years.  They lived in fairly deep water, and were preyed upon by cephalopods and sharks, among other creatures.  They had an average size of about 1 to 1.5 inches, and have been found primarily in upstate New York and southwestern Ontario.  


If you're trying to figure out how the various greenops species survived so many millions of years in dangerous waters, the answer is clear:

"Clean living - no POPs, no drugs, no microplastics."



Thanks to Fossilera for use of the photo of the greenops fossil.

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