May 12, 2018

Spriggina flounensi

An article published in the journal “Nature Communications” describes a research on the environmental conditions in which the organisms known as Ediacaran Biota lived. A team of researchers from the University of California at Riverside (UCR) used biomarkers found in ancient rocks to obtain new information on the conditions and food sources of some of the most bizarre organisms in the history of life on Earth. They concluded that their habitats were rich in bacteria that contributed to the ecosystem.