The Mother-of-all-Dead Zones: “Fossil site shows impact of early Jurassic’s low oxygen oceans”

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170715155134_1_540x360 Before the low oxygen period, bivalves were larger and more numerous. Credit: The University of Texas at Austin/Rowan Martindale

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Fossil site shows impact of early Jurassic’s low oxygen oceans

Date: July 15, 2017
Source: University of Texas at Austin

Summary:
Using a combination of fossils and chemical markers, scientists have tracked how a period of globally low ocean-oxygen turned an Early Jurassic marine ecosystem into a stressed community inhabited by only a few species.

Using a combination of fossils and chemical markers, scientists have tracked how a period of globally low ocean-oxygen turned an Early Jurassic marine ecosystem into a stressed community inhabited by only a few species.

The research was led by Rowan Martindale, an assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences, and published in print in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoeconology on July 15. The study was…

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