A new, rare fossil of a prehistoric sea creature bearing eyes like "twin towers" sheds light on how it lived more than 395 million years ago, says a University of Alberta researcher.
Dr. Brian Chatterton, one of the worlds leading experts on trilobites and a professor in the U of As Faculty of Science, reports on the discovery of the only known complete specimen of a particular trilobite in this weeks edition of the prestigious scientific journal Science.
Trilobites were among the most active animals in the sea--they ran around the sea floor and occasionally burrowed in the sediment or swam around. They had eyes similar to those of their distant relatives, the insects, but they also had antennae, making it possible to see and touch the world around them.
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