Mega-volcanic eruptions linked to pre-dinosaur extinction

Scientists link mass extinctions with massive die-offs.

Mega-volcanic eruptions linked to pre-dinosaur extinction

Science Recorder | Delila James | Friday, March 22, 2013

Scientists have discovered a strong link between mega-volcanic eruptions and massive pre-dinosaur extinctions, the first such evidence of massive die-offs preceding the age of the dinosaurs. Examining global evidence from New Jersey to North Africa, a new study ties the abrupt disappearance of approximately half of Earth’s species to a series of massive volcanic cataclysms that took place nearly 200 million years ago... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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