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Fossils Help Figure Out Food Webs Old and New

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Science  02 May 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5876, pp. 598-599
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5876.598b

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A daring analysis of fossils from China and Canada shows that marine plants and animals from the Cambrian Period formed food webs on par with those existing today.