Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Unique fossil discovery shows Antarctic was once much warmer

Science Daily reports:
A new fossil discovery- the first of its kind from the whole of the Antarctic continent- provides scientists with new evidence to support the theory that the polar region was once much warmer. The figure of the fossil ostracod from the Dry Valleys. at right is a specimen is less than 1 mm long, but preserves an array of soft tissues including legs and mouth parts. READ MORE