Giant Trilobites Gathered To Mate, Fossils Suggest

May 13, 2009

Portugal (ChattahBox) – And to think we used to worry about jelly fish. Fossils of prehistoric trilobites have shown that the creatures used to roam the sea in large packs.

The largest trilobites (marine creatures similar to Horseshoe Crabs) were usually around a foot long. But these new archaeological finds have pointed to some over two and a half feet, making them much larger (and honestly, much uglier) then what scientists originally suspected.

But what makes this find so unique isn’t just the size, but also the amount of fossils found. The sheer numbers seem to suggest that swarms of the creatures used to gather together to mate, creating what is being described by many as a ‘swarm’.

Now that would be an unpleasant thing to see while surfing.



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