Pompeii-Style Volcanic Ash Fall Preserved ‘Nursery’ of Earliest Animals
A volcanic eruption around 579 million years ago buried a ‘nursery’ of the earliest-known animals under a Pompeii-like deluge of ash, preserving them as fossils in rocks in Newfoundland, new research suggests.
A team from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, in collaboration with the Memorial University of Newfoundland, looked for evidence of life from the mysterious Ediacaran period (635-542 million years ago) in which the first ‘animals’ — complex multicellular organisms — appeared.
- science-science reblogged this from sagansense
- rocksandants reblogged this from sagansense
- rocksandants likes this
- embrasse-le-ciel likes this
- retsyboss reblogged this from scienceyoucanlove
- olduvaigorge likes this
- sagansense reblogged this from scienceyoucanlove
- bushidotumbles reblogged this from scienceyoucanlove
- bushidotumbles likes this
- scienceyoucanlove posted this