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Big animals’ extinction forever alters environment, study shows

… them,according to a joint report by UC Berkeley, Stanford University, California State University Sacramento and the University of Chile. “Ecological studies have shown that if you pull out a top predator or a key herbivore today, you get dramatic change in the ecosystem,” said Anthony Barnosky, a UC Berkeley professor of integrative biology and the study leader. “Our study makes it clear that in the past, such changes have lasted for thousands of years. These extinctions really do …

Otago geologists find new whale species | Radio New Zealand News

… million years ago. He said the findings add considerably to New Zealand’s fossil record, and help fill evolutionary gaps between toothed ancestors and toothless modern baleen whales. professor Fordyce and Dr Robert Boessenecker’s work appears in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society and the journal PeerJ. The pair have named the newly described whale species Waharoa ruwhenua, Tokarahia kauaeroa. They also discovered fossils of a poorly known species first found in the 1950s, …

Fossils suggest animals and not a meteorite wiped out planet’s first ‘Ediacarans’ microbes | Daily Mail Online

… said Simon Darroch, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences at Vanderbilt University. The earliest life on Earth consisted of microbes – various types of single-celled microorganisms. They ruled the Earth for more than three billion years. Then some of these microorganisms discovered how to capture the energy in sunlight. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Fossils suggest animals and not a meteorite wiped out planet’s first …

8 million-year-old fossils found in excavations in Turkey

… actively taking part in the excavations. Among the remains and fossils found in the excavations conducted since 1997, eight million year-old vertebrate fossils were found, stated Prof. Erol. “We are digging with fine point needle picks, dentist’s probes, tongue depressors and small soft-bristled brushes as not to damage the fossils and remains; we are attempting to do the impossible,” said the professor. Pointing out that fossils of 20 species including elephant, rhinoceros, …

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