Toxic oceans played a huge part in prehistoric mass extinction

April 9, 2015 2:52 PM

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Toxic oceans played a huge part in prehistoric mass extinction

A woman looks up at a replica skeleton during a preparation for an exhibition titled "The Dawn of the Dinosaurs", displaying fossils, replicas of the creatures and skeletons from the Triassic age, at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo July 2, 2010. (REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao)

An oxygen-depleted ocean played a huge role in the prehistoric mass-extinction that occurred at the end of the Triassic Period, new research revealed. According to a study to be published in Geology, changes in the biochemical balance of the Panathalassic Ocean– one of two oceans that surrounded the...

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