“Almost half of the nearly 400 residents in the area moved away and never came back. Kit Ward, a retired schoolteacher when the fishery collapsed, said she was determined to keep her community intact. So she teamed up with a few friends to promote a couple of local attractions, including a fossil site, ‘which we knew was important,’ she says. They didn’t quite know just how important.” America’s National Public Radio (NPR) features Portugal Cove South, and how the presence of fossils – fossils from the first complex animals that appeared on our planet during the Ediacaran period – have become an economic blessing in the form of a tourist attraction. Read the interesting article via the link below.