Earth’s first animals had particular taste in real estate

Study shows first evidence of Ediacaran-Period habitat selection
By Jules Bernstein |

Even without body parts that allowed for movement, new research shows — for the first time — that some of Earth’s earliest animals managed to be picky about where they lived.

These creatures from the Ediacaran Period, roughly 550 million years ago, are strangely shaped soft-bodied animals that lived in the sea. Researchers have long considered them enigmatic.

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