Cambrian

Fossil of apex predator of the Cambrian Seas

The Eyes of Anomalocaris

The lord and master of the Cambrian seas was the undulating predator Anomalocaris. It was likely highly efficient, and now we are learning, highly visual. It was considerably larger than any other creature in those shallow seas and must have […]

Metacanthina issoumourensis

Oldest eye?

For many years, the first confirmed eye was thought to be that of a trilobite, Olenellus. The eyes of trilobites fossilize easily because they are composed of a form of calcium carbonate, called calcite. (The white cliffs of Dover are […]