Giant fish swam prehistoric seas (Scotland)





Prehistoric seas were filled with giant plankton-eating fish which died out at the same time as the dinosaurs, new fossil evidence suggests.

Scientists from Glasgow, Oxford and the United States have identified fossil evidence which shows the fish existed between 66 and 172 million years ago.

They believe it may be a "missing piece in the evolutionary story of fish, mammals and ocean ecosystems".

The findings of the research are published in the journal, Science.



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