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Volcanic Ash Fall Preserved 'nursery' Of Earliest Animals

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Pompeii-Style Volcanic Ash Fall Preserved 'Nursery'

of Earliest Animals, ScienceDaily, July 9, 2012)

http://www.scienceda...20709172655.htm

Pompeii-style ash fall preserved 'nursery' of earliest

animals, University of Oxford, 28 June 2012

http://www.ox.ac.uk/...s/120628_1.html

Images for early animal nursery press release

http://www.ox.ac.uk/...sts/120628.html

The paper is:

Liu, A., M. Brasier, J. Matthews and D. McIlroy. 2012,

A new assemblage of juvenile Ediacaran fronds from

the Drook Formation, Newfoundland. Journal of the

Geological Society, vol. 169, part 4, July 2012

Related web page is:

Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve

http://www.env.gov.n..._mpe/index.html

Best wishes,

Paul H.

Edited by Oxytropidoceras

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pleecan

neat stuff Paul!

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howard_l

That is really cool, We were just discussing why don’t see Pompeii-style ash fall preserving fossils like it did the people of Pompeii on another post a few weeks age, and here is one. I would suspect the ash material in these events does not hold up to weathering very well, so if they are exposed very long they are gone.

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drhemlock

very good info keep em coming

doc

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thanatocoenosis

That had to have been a monster eruption! Bentonites (ash falls) are common throughout the fossil record, and as the ash filtered through the water column, the benthic community, usually, weren't affected.

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