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Sediment-Bound Fossil Specimens Suggest Effects of Ocean Acidification

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Scanning electron microscope image of rock surfaces collected from the Bass River core in New Jersey.

Palentologists have discovered micrometer-scale fossils of plankton from the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, a period of rapid ocean warming and acidification that occurred 55 million years ago, during the Paleogene Period. The tiny plankton will allow researchers to study how the marine organisms coped with the rising acidity of the oceans.

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3D Renderings of Carboniferous Period Insects

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Two 305-million-year-old insect nymphs were scanned in high resolution in order to construct three-dimensional portraits. The two insects were scanned using fossils from the Carboniferous Period, which lasted from 359.2 Ma (million years ago) to the beginning of the Permian Period, at 299 Ma

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230 Million Year Old Arthropods Found Preserved in Amber

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Arthropods from the Triassic period have been discovered preserved in amber. They are 100 million years older than previous amber inclusions. The two mites and one fly were found in millimeter-scale droplets of amber from northeastern Italy.

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Bushy-Tailed Fossilized Theropod Could Mean that Most Dinosaurs Had Feathers

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A particularly well-preserved bushy-tailed fossilized theropod could imply that most of dinosaurs actually had feathers. The dinosaur, named Sciurumimus albersdoerferi lived 150 million years ago, during the Jurassic period of the Mesozoic era, in what is now Germany.

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Primeval S05E03 (ITV)

Old Primeval cast, via Wikipedia

Primeval is a British science fiction drama television program produced by Impossible Pictures for ITV. The first episode was broadcast on 10th February 2007, and was renewed for a second series by ITV, which started on 12th January 2008.

The series follows a team of scientists who investigate anomalies in time and deal with the creatures that travel through. The team of five is led by Professor Nick Cutter, a palaeontologist determined to find his wife, who disappeared while investigating an anomaly in the Forest of Dean eight years previously.

From the Wikipedia entry on Primeval.

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Primeval S05E02 (ITV)

Old Primeval cast, via Wikipedia

Primeval is a British science fiction drama television program produced by Impossible Pictures for ITV. The first episode was broadcast on 10th February 2007, and was renewed for a second series by ITV, which started on 12th January 2008.

The series follows a team of scientists who investigate anomalies in time and deal with the creatures that travel through. The team of five is led by Professor Nick Cutter, a palaeontologist determined to find his wife, who disappeared while investigating an anomaly in the Forest of Dean eight years previously.

From the Wikipedia entry on Primeval.

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Primeval S05E01 (ITV)

Old Primeval cast, via Wikipedia

Primeval is a British science fiction drama television program produced by Impossible Pictures for ITV. The first episode was broadcast on 10th February 2007, and was renewed for a second series by ITV, which started on 12th January 2008.

The series follows a team of scientists who investigate anomalies in time and deal with the creatures that travel through. The team of five is led by Professor Nick Cutter, a palaeontologist determined to find his wife, who disappeared while investigating an anomaly in the Forest of Dean eight years previously.

From the Wikipedia entry on Primeval.

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