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Sea scorpions: The original sea monster

April 20, 2017 - General

Four hundred and thirty million years ago, long before the evolution of barracudas or sharks, a different kind of predator stalked the primordial seas. The original sea monsters were eurypterids — better known as sea scorpions.

This illustration shows a sea scorpion attacking an early vertebrate 
[Credit: Nathan Rogers]Related to both modern scorpions and horseshow crabs, sea scorpions had thin, flexible bodies. Some species…

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