This Strange Creature Has Waited 500 Million Years to Be Found (Video)

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March 31 2014 6:00 PM

The Original Gentle Giant

Tamisiocaris borealis waited 500 million years to be unearthed from the Greenland ice.

In the far north of Greenland, a strange creature has waited in the Sirius Passet formation for 520 million years to be unearthed. Tamisiocaris borealis was uncovered during a six-week period of summer when the sun never sets.

Dallas Jensen is a regular video contributor to Slate.

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