Shells could be 200 MILLION years older than we thought: Ancient microbe fossils show mineral formation 809 million years ago 



From giant Galapagos tortoises to the humble sea snail, animals have been using tough shells to protect their soft bodies for millions of years.
But the fossilised remains of ancient microbes have revealed the first shells may have emerged 200 million years earlier than previously thought.
Geologists in the US claim to have found evidence of some of the earliest shell formation in biological history. 
The fossils, found in the Yukon in Canada, are believed to be more than 800 million years old and show the evidence of biomineralisation – the process by which organisms create a hardened... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 43
Source: Daily Mail
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