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Kangaroo Island Excavation Reveals Two New Organisms!

The Environment Institute’s Associate Professor Diego García-Bellido (@DGarcia-Bellido) from the Sprigg Geobiology Centre has just returned from another successful excavation of the Emu Bay Shale, the 515 million-year-old fossil site in Kangaroo Island. This season’s dig has produced new specimens of exquisitely-preserved Anomalocaris fossil eyes, and at least two new organisms, which are awaiting scientific description. […]

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Fossil find uncovers our ancient past

The ancient history of Earth is always fascinating. The fossil record shows creatures that once roamed, habitats that are now lost and describe an Earth that is both foreign and familiar. Research that uncovers more about our ancient land are compelling, like the latest from Dr Diego Garcia-Bellido. Garcia-Bellido and co-workers uncovered fossils in South Australia, […]

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Fossils found reveal unseen ‘footprint’ maker

Fossils found in Morocco from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites, including rarely seen soft-body parts, may be previously unseen animals that left distinctive fossil ‘footprints’ around the ancient supercontinent Gondwana. The trilobites were a very common group of marine animals during the 300 million years of the Palaeozoic Era with hard, calcified, […]

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Open letter to PM Malcolm Turnbull – There is No Planet B

A group of scientists and industry leaders have called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to take action on climate change. In an open letter entitled There Is No Planet B, 154 Australian scientists urged the Government to address the root causes of climate change. “We are as humans conducting a massive science experiment with this […]

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Palaeo Down Under 2 – Australasian Palaeontologists Conference

Australasian Palaeontologists (AAP) cordially invites all palaeontologists from Australia, New Zealand and around the world to participate in Palaeo Down Under 2 (PDU2) in Adelaide (South Australia) on 11-15 of July 2016. A full conference programme is proposed, covering all aspects of palaeontology and associated disciplines. Dedicated symposia on the Ediacaran and Cambrian systems will be a highlight of the programme, under […]

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With 30 000 lenses, these fossils don’t need glasses

Dr Diego Garcia-Bellido has been conducting some interesting work on Emu Bay in Kangaroo Island. The most recent research was published in BMC Evolutionary Biology and involved the controversial findings that bizzare fossils called “vetulicolians” were in fact, distant cousins of humans. The new vetulicolian fossils discovered at the Emu Bay site are an astounding 500 million years […]

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14 million years of history in 25 minutes

After the recent interesting findings from a fossil site on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Dr Diego Garcia-Bellido was invited to have a chat with Ian Henschke on the 891 ABC Radio Adelaide mornings program. In this podcast, Diego discusses the secrets of the universe and the secrets of life through a summary of the last 14 […]

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Media Release: Ancient fossils confirmed among our strangest cousins

More than 100 years since they were first discovered, some of the world’s most bizarre fossils have been identified as distant relatives of humans, thanks to the work of University of Adelaide researchers. The fossils belong to 500-million-year-old blind water creatures, known to scientists as “vetulicolians” (pronounced: ve-TOO-lee-coal-ee-ans). Alien-like in appearance, these marine creatures were […]

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