Evolution is Making Marine Animals Bigger Day by Day

February 20, 2015 10:30 AM

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A latest marine research suggests that aquatic animals are getting bigger day by day. After the Cambrian period, the average sizes of sea animals have increased up to 150. Sizes of nearly 75 percent of sea animals have transformed since last 542 million years. The current size of blue whale is around 100,000 times larger as compared to the Cambrian whale. In comparison, the size of smallest sea creature is nearly 10 times lesser than the Cambrian era. The study is printed in the Journal Science.

Modern oceanic creatures are 150 times larger than their Cambrian-era counterparts, which roamed the seas about 542 million years ago.

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