No, this isn’t an alien forest, but a collection of organisms called rangemorphs.

No, this isn’t an alien forest, but a collection of organisms called rangemorphs. One of the first complex organisms ever to exist on Earth, around 40 million years ago, a new study reveals that their strange structure evolved to maximize the quantity of nutrients they could absorb from their aqueous surroundings. [PNAS via New Scientist]

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