Ocean acidification responsible for greatest extinction ever

April 10, 2015 12:43 PM

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On Thursday, scientists said, huge amounts of carbon dioxide released from the volcanic eruptions in Siberia 250 million years ago may have turned the oceans acidic thereby causing global calamity which has destroyed creatures on land and sea.

Researchers studied rocks that were on the sea floor during the period and the rocks have recorded the changing ocean conditions. These rocks are currently in United Arab Emirates.

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