Marine animals got bigger 150-fold over the past 542 million years | Times Gazette

February 21, 2015 4:02 PM

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Marine animals got bigger 150-fold over the past 542 million years | Times Gazette

A new study published in the journal Science shows that while land and air animals largely retained their size or even grew smaller in size over the past centuries, evolution has favored marine animals and helped them to grow larger almost 150-fold over the past 542 million years.

The conclusion of the research that studied 17,208 animals tallied to what is largely already published in a 50-volume book series called “Treatise on Invertebrate Palaeontology”.

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