Origin & Evolution of Life

New Podcast about the Rise of Complex Life on Earth

By Keith Cowing
January 13, 2011

In this new podcast produced through the NAI MIT team, journey back in time to learn about Ediacaran Fauna, a diverse group of organisms that lived in the world’s oceans about 580 million years ago. We’ll meet Dickinsonia rex, a sort of living bathmat without eyes or a mouth, and other strange denizens of the primordial slimebed. Paleontologists Mary Droser and Jim Gehling explain how they’re working to reconstruct this ancient ecosystem by studying fossils, and shed light on the enduring evolutionary puzzle of how the first complex life forms arose. Listen to the podcast here: http://education.eol.org/podcast/ediacaran [Source: NAI Newsletter]

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