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Paleontologists have been discovered in northern Greenland the remains of an invertebrate giant creature that was a close relative of anomalocaris (huge predatory shrimp). But unlike them, this animal was harmless enough, because it fed on plankton and resembled a whale shark. Remains giants were found in shale deposits that are simply teeming primitive organisms since the evolutionary “big bang” known as the Cambrian explosion that occurred between 540 million and 493 million years ago. It was during this historical period on Complicated life forms arose on earth. Until this time, most life forms existed in the form of bacteria and microbes. After Cambrian explosion in living organisms appeared tough exoskeletons, connected limbs, complex eyes, antennae, etc. IN those distant times Greenland and North America were still part of a huge supercontinent known as Lawrence, which was later flipped on its side relative to its current position. IN In 2009, during the excavation, a team of specialists discovered fragments of strange feeding appendages that were attached to the head of an unknown creature. After a series of necessary analyzes paleontologists concluded that the found fragments of more than 520 million years and they belong to the species known as – anomalocaris (large predators of those distant times). These ancient sea monsters grew to 70 centimeters in length, and their appearance resembled alien aliens with massive frontal appendages for capture prey, with huge eyes on thin stems and mouth in the shape of a piece of canned pineapple. Comparing a recent find with the remains of anomalocaris specialists found a lot of differences. TO for example, a giant instead of large clamping claws like anamalocaris, the front parts resemble thin, delicate bristles, very similar to a whalebone. These antennae served the creature in as a filter through which plankton seeped. Scientists suggest that the giant discovered is evolutionary the link between shrimp and whales, and whale sharks. It turns out that the ancestors of giant whales were predators who decide to review their diet. Specialists sure that the giant found evolved in baleen whales at that time when nutrient rich and flowering appeared algae water expanses between South America and Antarctica. The booming sea life has allowed these giants for a long time. thrive in the ancient cambrian oceans.
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