Geology Photo of the Week # 16 – Dec 16-22

17 Dec

It’s photo of the week time! I hope you’re excited…I am! There has been a lot of consternation in the twitterverse and geoscience community lately about the true identity of the Ediacaran biota, particularly the little guy pictured below. The abstract can be found here. The basic proposal is that the Ediacaran fossils are not marine, but rather are actually lichen.

Dickensonia specimen at the Smithsonian. (Photo: Matt Herod)

Bonus photo of the week. This is the closest I’ll ever get to being in Science….for a long while at least.

Cheers!

Matt

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