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See the Fractal-Like Shells of Ammonites Like Never Before – Gizmodo Australia

Ammonites are a tale of two textures. The prehistoric cephalopods were composed of fleshy soft tissue (the living bit of the animals) and hard external shells,…

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Ammonites are a tale of two textures. The prehistoric cephalopods were composed of fleshy soft tissue (the living bit of the animals) and hard external shells, which, according to a paper published this week in Scientific Reports, may have helped the animals control their buoyancy.
The team behind the paper was specifically looking at the sutures, the patterns that line the inside of ammonite shells. Over the course of ammonite evolution, which spanned from over 400 million years to 66 million years…

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