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Cambrian

of, denoting, or formed in the first 65 million years of the Palaeozoic era, during which marine invertebrates, esp trilobites, flourished

Cambrian

[′kam·brē·ən]
(geology)
The lowest geologic system that contains abundant fossils of animals, and the first (earliest) geologic period of the Paleozoic era from 570 to 500 million years ago.
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In addition to this, German broadcaster SWS has filmed a special episode for the long-running series 'Eisenbahn-Romantik' along the Cambrian Line, celebrating both the vibrant communities along the route and the beauty of its natural surroundings.
"The project is very keen to support local businesses and communities, and encourage economic and health benefits through walking," said Dafydd Wyn Morgan, project manager for the Dyfodol Cambrian Futures project.
This is a fossilized trilobite Aldonaia from the Cambrian Period
After a scoreless 90 minutes, all of the goals came in an exhilarating further half-hour with Cambrian grabbing the lead five minutes before the end of the first period when substitute Mark Crutch prodded home from a corner.
"Future studies will aim to quantify the full extent of these Cambrian banded iron formations in China and whether similar deposits can be found elsewhere," says Kurt Konhauser.
Representing noteworthy sedimentary features and unique cyclicity in the deposited sediments, the Cambrian strata of the North China Platform are an area of great interest for the geologists.
The main features of the latest Precambrian and Cambrian stratigraphy in Estonia were summarized in the book Geology and Mineral Resources of Estonia (Raukas & Teedumae 1997).
Each project will engage a team of research leads, industrial partners, faculty members, student researchers and expertise from Cambrian's established research partners.
In a study published in the American Journal of Science, a team of researchers--including Kirschvink and Ross Mitchell, a postdoctoral scholar in geology at Caltech--describes a new model showing that, during the proposed Cambrian true polar wander event, most continents would have moved toward the equator instead of toward the poles.
Kate Smallwood commented on the collaboration with Cambrian Heritage Railways saying, "I was really pleased when Andrew contacted me to further involve the poppies within their commemorative events.
The Cambrian explosion has been the focus of extensive scientific study, discussion, and debate for decades, and is increasingly receiving attention in the popular media.