Tag - extinction

Animals in Antartica too was killed during dinosaur extinction

The mass extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous Period -- about 65 million years ago -- that killed the dinosaurs was sudden and just as deadly to marine life in Antartica, finds new research. Previously, scientists had thought that organisms living near the poles were far enough away from the cause of the extinction to be badly affected -- whether this was an asteroid impact in the Gulf of Mexico, where a giant buried impact crater is found [...]

How other creatures survived a the impact that killed dinosaurs

How other creatures survived a the impact that killed dinosaurs When a 110-km wide asteroid struck the Earth some 65 million years ago and wiped out dinosaurs, a “trickle of food” helped deep sea creatures survive the catastrophic asteroid that strike present Yucatan peninsula,  known as chicxulub Like dinosaurs, giant marine reptiles, invertebrates and microscopic organisms became extinct after the asteroid impact in an immense upheaval of the world’s oceans, yet deep sea creatures managed to survive. This has puzzled researchers as [...]