TAG: Ediacara Biota

Major Funding Boost for South Australia’s famous Ediacaran fossils

The picturesque Flinders Ranges in South Australia holds a fascinating story of long-past lives underground. To uncover these secrets an outstanding research team led by Environment Institute’s A/Prof. Diego Garcia-Bellido (UofA/SA Museum), Dr. Jim Gehling (South Australian Museum), Prof. Mary Droser (Univ. of California-Riverside ) and Prof. Bob Gaines (Pomona College, California), were awarded an […]

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Examining Earth’s oldest complex fossils using AI

A NASA grant of more than US$ 300,000 (AUD $410,000) has been awarded to an international team led by Distinguished Professor Mary Droser from the University of California–Riverside and Associate Professor Diego C. García-Bellido from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute, and the South Australian Museum. The three-year project, funded by the Exobiology Program at NASA, […]

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555 million-year-old fossils reveal early feeding strategies

An international team of researchers has shed light on the feeding mode of Pentaradial Arkarua, a strange, alien-like creature. This creature inhabited tropical, shallow waters covering the Flinders Ranges of South Australia 555 million years ago according to the collaborative team involving South Australian Museum and Environment Institute’s Associate Professor Diego C. García-Bellido, several European institutions. Their […]

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