Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wow! New Cambrian fossil discovery!

OK, it's actually an old Cambrian fossil discovery.  If they were new, they wouldn't be fossils yet.  Duh.

At any rate, there's been a discovery of a massive new Cambrian fossil field right near the Burgess Shale. Apparently there are a lot of soft-bodied organisms and 22% of the fossils appear to be of newly-discovered species.

The Cambrian fascinates me and I love this discovery.  I hope they discover a better-preserved example of my favorite Cambrian animal, the anomalocaris.

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