Daily Archives: January 2, 2018

This tiny sea monster had creepy mouth appendages

Artistic reconstruction of the tiny sea predator <em>Habelia optata</em>.  (Joanna Liang/Royal Ontario Museum) When Habelia optata first skittered into public consciousness more than a century ago, scientists didn’t know what to make of it. The long-extinct sea predator, which flourished during the middle Cambrian period about 508 million years ago, measured less than a inch long, yet it wasn’t an animal you’d ...

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