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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.