Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fact of the Day: Ocean Ancestor

The first animals on Earth are believed to be ancient sea-sponge-like organisms that evolved from a flagellated eukaryote. The fossils providing the evidence for it were found in Australia in rock that was 665 million years old. 

10 comments:

  1. It's hard to pinpoint at what point we should call something the first animal on earth, some might argue that those eukaryotes would count.

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  2. I really want to get an aquarium set up where I can have sponges and the like in it. It' be like living history, don't you think?

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  3. 665 millions years old, I don't believe it.

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  4. wow,, ver y interesting, Adam¡ although sometimes I am a littles sceptic with these kind of theories. Kisses :-)

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  5. Not sure I believe it either, as those scientists like to change their mind

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  6. Damn that is one old rock, err fossil, supposedly.

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  7. well there's really a lot of beliefs and mysteries undiscovered

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  8. To jest wręcz nie do wiary :)
    It is almost beyond belief :)

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