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Look at the following extract from an Earth Sciences assignment. The extract has been edited for the purposes of this exercise to remove all punctuation and capital letters.

from the carboniferous to the permian it seems that only western australia was submerged underwater although this does not suggest that other parts of australia were not also covered the presence of rugose corals and crinoid fossils found in wa suggests that it was a continental shelf environment and still relatively warm as corals cannot grow in cold waters the absence of marine organisms throughout the rest of australia and especially victoria during this period suggests that the sea level was receding again or that no sedimentary deposition was occurring Can you correct this paragraph? There are 9 errors of capitalization, and 4 commas and 3 full stops have been omitted.

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from the carboniferous to the permian it seems that only western australia was submerged underwater although this does not suggest that other parts of australia were not also covered the presence of rugose corals and crinoid fossils found in wa suggests that it was a continental shelf environment and still relatively warm as corals cannot grow in cold waters the absence of marine organisms throughout the rest of australia and especially victoria during this period suggests that the sea level was receding again or that no sedimentary deposition was occurring
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From the Carboniferous to the Permian, it seems that only Western Australia was submerged underwater, although this does not suggest that other parts of Australia were not also covered. The presence of rugose corals and crinoid fossils found in WA suggests that it was a continental shelf environment and still relatively warm, as corals cannot grow in cold waters. The absence of marine organisms throughout the rest of Australia and especially Victoria during this period suggests that the sea level was receding again, or that no sedimentary deposition was occurring.
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