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Sea worm fossil gives clues to ‘common ancestor’

July 7, 2016

BBC News | July 7, 2016

Tube-like struc­tures once thought to be a type of sea­weed were made by a worm that lived a soli­tary life on the sea bed, say sci­en­tists. The research, pub­lished in the jour­nal BMC Biol­o­gy, sug­gests the ani­mal, Oesia, was a fil­ter feed­er. Fos­sil dis­cov­er­ies of this kind are rare. The research was car­ried out by aca­d­e­mics from the uni­ver­si­ties of Cam­bridge, Toron­to and Mon­tréal, and at the Roy­al Ontario Muse­um in Toron­to. Read more.