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Ohio State University

Crinoid Color

Caption: Different species of the sea animals known as crinoids display different colors in these 350-million-year-old fossils. Ohio State University researchers have found organic compouds sealed within the pores of these fossilized animals' skeletons.

Credit: Photo by William Ausich, courtesy of Ohio State University.

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