Friday, March 22, 2013

Mega-eruptions Caused Mass Extinction, Study Finds

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/130321-triassic-mass-extinction-volcano-paleontology-science/

At the end of the Triassic period, at least half of the species living on land and in the ocean went extinct, opening the way for dinosaurs to dominate Earth for the next 135 million years. Scientists have long suspected massive volcanic eruptions were to blame, but they haven't been able to pin down the exact timing until now.

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