Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Researchers study unique underwater stalactites

In recent years, researchers have identified a small group of stalactites that appear to have calcified underwater instead of in a dry cave. The "Hells Bells" in the El Zapote cave near Puerto Morelos on the Yucatán Peninsula ...

dateNov 27, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Microbes set the stage for first animals

It is thought that animal life first arose during the Ediacaran Period, between 635 and 541 million years ago, but these organisms bore little resemblance to the animals we know today. That's led some scientists to believe ...

dateMar 13, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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