Notices
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: First coral reef

  1. #1 First coral reef 
    Forum Radioactive Isotope skeptic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    4,843
    Animals built reefs 550 million years ago, fossil study finds -- ScienceDaily

    The earliest known reef made up of the remains of living things is 550 million years old, and now found in a dry part of Namibia. This is from the Ediacaran era, which (if I remember correctly) pre-dates corals.


    Reply With Quote  
     

  2.  
     

  3. #2  
    Forum Radioactive Isotope Paleoichneum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Washington State, USA
    Posts
    4,561
    It may possibly predate the cnidarian class which contains corals, however cnidarians are known from the edicarian.


    If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. -Thorin Oakenshield

    The needs of the many outweigh the need of the few - Spock of Vulcan & Sentinel Prime of Cybertron ---proof that "the needs" are in the eye of the beholder.
    Reply With Quote  
     

Similar Threads

  1. worlds smallest reef aquarium
    By b429 in forum Biology
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: November 15th, 2013, 07:06 AM
  2. Is this silicified(colonial) coraL??
    By congamitch in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: February 13th, 2013, 02:36 PM
  3. Coral respiration
    By emetzner in forum Biology
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: July 28th, 2011, 05:12 AM
  4. Coral reef damage
    By wojang in forum Environmental Issues
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: July 8th, 2009, 12:55 AM
  5. Coral reef energy flow
    By emetzner in forum Biology
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: April 5th, 2009, 09:13 AM
Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •