Shrimp is world’s oldest unchanged animal
Published on July 29th, 2010 | by Admin0
Fossil finds show that the shrimp is virtually the same today as it was 200 million years ago, when the first dinosaurs evolved.
Understanding the animal’s unusual lifestyle helped researchers from the University of Glasgow make the discovery announced today.
Mud thought to contain tadpole shrimp eggs was sampled from pools around Caerlaverock, dried, re-wetted and placed in small aquaria.
The scientists were startled to find a large shrimp swimming in one of the tanks within a couple of weeks.