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Dinosaurs died under the same terrible conditions that plagued our oceans

There are some things that scientists know about the dinosaur-killing asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago. The impact point is the Chicxulub crater on the Mexican peninsula Yucatán. The asteroid in question was about six to nine miles wide and it was the beginning of the end for 75 percent of the world's plant and animal species at …

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This asteroid that kills dinosaurs has also acidified the oceans of our world

We know that the Chicxulub Impactor was responsible for the extinction of land-based dinosaurs when it hit Earth 66 million years ago. However, recent research has shown that the asteroid has also acidified the oceans and destroyed much of the underwater life. It is the first direct proof that the din-destroying effect is also due to the immediate acidification of …

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The asteroid that extinguished dinosaurs turned oceans into acid, says a shocking study

A recent study shows that the asteroid that triggered the dinosaurs also acidified the oceans of the earth. The research looks at newly discovered evidence from fossilized algae, known millions of years ago as foraminifera. The experts analyzed the chemical element boron to show in detail how devastating the asteroid impact was, hoping to end the debate that led other …

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Big climate report warns of serious damage to the oceans

Would you like to receive climate news in your inbox? Sign up for Climate Fwd: our e-mail newsletter. WASHINGTON – Earth's oceans are under pressure from climate change, warns a key new United Nations report threatening everything, from the ability to harvest seafood for the benefit of hundreds of millions living on the coasts. Rising temperatures are reducing fish populations …

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Climate change is damaging the oceans, warns a key new report

Image Rights Spl Caption Coral reefs are threatened by the acidification of the oceans Climate change is devastating our seas and frozen regions like never before, warns a key new United Nations report. According to a UN expert group, the waters that ice melts and species move to human activities because of their habitat. And the loss of permanently frozen …

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Asteroid horror: Massive asteroid wipes out continents and evaporates oceans in simulation | Science | News

A small asteroid recently shot towards Earth at 14.9km a second, and NASA admitted it did not know what was coming. The incident re-iterates on the sky. Terrifying computer simulated footage, created by the Discovery Channel for the documentary series Miracle Planet in 2008, demonstrates the impact of a massive asteroid would have if it hit Earth. The geophysicists, at …

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The lack of oxygen in the ancient oceans caused a considerable mass extinction

For years, scientists have struggled to link a mechanism to this mass extinction, one of the ten most dramatic ever recorded in Earth's history. Florida State University researchers have now confirmed that this event, which scientists call 'Lau / Kozlowskii extinction', was triggered by a too well-known culprit: a rapid and widespread lack of oxygen in the oceans. Credit: Stephen …

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African smoke fertilizes the rainforest and the oceans of the Amazon

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A recent study, conducted by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, found that smoke from fires in Africa may be the key source of a key nutrient – phosphorus – known as Fertilizers serve the Amazon rainforest, the tropical Atlantic and the southern oceans. Nutrients found in atmospheric …

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Cuttlefish can thrive in oceans with increasing carbon dioxide – quartz

Cuttlefish take a strong place in our imagination. They are the original sea monsters immortalized in Jules Verne's classic novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and in Scandinavian folklore, where a cephalopod creature emerges from the sea to wreak havoc as octopus. New Science shows that nobody should write them off in the real world. They will probably be …

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Saltwater Similar to the Earth's Oceans has been lakes on Europe. Another Good Reason Why Really Need To Visit This Place

Jupiter's moon Europe is an intriguing world. It's the most smooth body in the solar system, and the sixth-largest moon in the solar system, though it's the smallest of the four Galilean moons. Most intriguing of all is Europe's subsurface ocean and the potential for habitability. The scientific consensus is that Europe has a subsurface ocean underneath its exceptionally smooth, …

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