Cargo ships on the Yangtze River in Chongqing. The river basin is home to about a third of China’s population. Photo: Xinhua
Cargo ships on the Yangtze River in Chongqing. The river basin is home to about a third of China’s population. Photo: Xinhua
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Millions of years ago the Yangtze River basin was a sea, study finds

  • Research on ancient fish fossils provides new evidence for existence of the Yangtze Sea some 438 million years ago
  • Fossils were preserved in sedimentary rock layers known as red beds that formed during the Silurian geological period

Cargo ships on the Yangtze River in Chongqing. The river basin is home to about a third of China’s population. Photo: Xinhua
Cargo ships on the Yangtze River in Chongqing. The river basin is home to about a third of China’s population. Photo: Xinhua
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