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Cambrian fossils on Kangaroo Island

All fossils provide interesting clues to what life on Earth was once like, but there is something quite unique about the fossils found at Emu Bay on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Watch this clip to find out why.

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South Australia's ancient sea fossils

Come on a palaeontologist's dig at Emu Bay, South Australia, and discover some weird-looking creatures frozen in stone. Find out what these fossils tell scientists about life on the ancient sea floor. There is a demonstration of how a fossil is formed, and you'll be surprised by the types of materials that have been preserved.

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Fossils and the Earth's past

Imagine what the world looked like hundreds of millions of years ago. Watch this clip to discover how fossils are preserved and what they tell us about the Earth's past. Find out about trilobites, an intriguing, ancient creature that lived in the sea during the Cambrian period. Their fossils are a piece of the past helping ...


Shitake mushrooms growing in cave

This colour image is a photograph of two small brown shitake mushrooms ('Lentinula edodes') growing on a pillar of compost. The mushrooms are growing in a cave environment in France's Loire Valley. These caves have been used as people’s homes over the ages and some are still in use today.


Apple and orange with rotten parts

This photograph shows a golden delicious apple and an orange. The apple has a soft, brown rotten portion. The rotting section of the orange is green with a white centre.


Trilobite fossil

This is a colour photograph of a fossil trilobite of the genus 'Kolihapeltis'.