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Extinction Event

Mass Extinction Events: The Causes And Effects Kieran A. F. Burley A mass extinction is defined as an event when there is a massive decrease in the abundance and diversity of all species on the planet, this will occur over a relatively short period of time, for any one species an extinction is catastrophic. Extinction events occur continually this results in regular change of all species on the planet and is known as background extinctions, sometimes however extinction rates rise suddenly for...

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Cenomanian-Turonian Extinction Events Case Study

To have a better indication of what actually happens during anoxic events, the Cenomanian-Turonian boundary event will be discussed as a case study. During this time period, two anoxic extinction events happened. The earth’s oceans lacked oxygen for nearly half a million years, causing the extinction of approximately 27 percent of the marine invertebrates (Turgeon, 2008 p. 16). As expected, the global environmental disturbance increased atmospheric and oceanic temperatures. A possible cause was...

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By And Large, the Corporation Consumed the Planet

Buy ‘n Large Corporation. After all of the Earth’s remaining natural resources had been completely consumed in a frenzy of mass consumption, all that remained was essentially a planet-wide garbage dump. Unfazed by an apocalyptic global mass extinction event, the solution entailed contracting Buy ‘n Large Corporation assemble an armada of lavish corporate starships brimming with technology designed to quickly satisfy and entertain the whims and desires of their guests. The temporary solution, pitched...

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Ancient Life The Paleozoic: The Time of Ancient Life The term Paleozoic means the time of ancient ______________. Cambrian Explosion is the sudden appearance of a tremendous array of ___________life. The Paleozoic ended in the greatest mass extinction in the world________. The Earth’s crust is made of various-sized ___________. Plates are in motion relative to each other at a rate of few inches per _____. The first truly terrestrial vertebrates are the ___________. The Paleozoic:...

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A Change of Heart - Short Essay

and unwrithingly painful. Even time can not heal the devastation that a civilization would undergo when nature decides the course that it should take. Billions of years ago, time when even man has not touched the abundance of the earth, massive extinctions have already caused much change. Time when the glorious age of the mighty dinosaurs were first recorded. The Tyrannausaurus Rex was once the mighty king of Dinoland and its subjects are its prey came to an end at exactly 2.5 billion years ago. What...

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Dinosaur Extinction

BIOL2110- Vertebrate Zoology Word count: 1056 Dinosaur extinction: An analysis of events and theories that possibly led to the dinosaurs' demise. Ever since the history of Earth has been studied using fossil records, extinctions have always been the object of fascination and interest, particularly the mass extinctions that occurred throughout Earth's history. A mass extinction can be caused by disruptive global environmental changes, where large numbers of species have become extinct (Urry...

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Permian and Cretaceous Mass Extinctions

hypotheses put forward for the mass extinctions at the end of the Permian and Cretaceous (KT) Periods. A mass extinction is an event in which at least 25-75% of species in the global environment are eradicated in a short period of time. Where as a regional extinction event is when the extinction is confined to a specific zone. Five mass extinctions have occurred throughout time, two of the most well known of these are the Permian and Cretaceous extinction events. There are several hypotheses...

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Mass Extinctions Research Task

Mass Extinctions What is the biological significance of mass extinctions? PART A You are living in the 23rd century. All knowledge of scientific things have been hidden from the human race by evil dictators during the last 2 generations of humans. One brilliant scientist, Albert Einstein the 16th, has rebelled against the dictators. He has devised a time machine and is asking for volunteers to go back in time and bring back important scientific discoveries. Your assignment is to go back to...

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Extinction of Dinosaurs

Extinction of Dinosaurs Two-hundred and thirty million years ago the first dinosaur-like creature roamed the earth. Dinosaurs were a very successful and diverse group, dominating the terrestrial environments of the earth for 160 million years. The apparently sudden mass extinction of dinosaurs marks the boundary between the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods. Though there is not one definitive explanation to explain dinosaurs' extinction, there are various theories that attempt to account for the...

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The Sixth Mass Extinction: True or False?

It is believed Earth may be in the midst of another mass extinction, also known as 'The Sixth Mass Extinction'. This mass extinction is the first for 65 million years since the Cretaceous-Tertiary period. "It's the next annihilation of vast numbers of species. It is happening now, and we, the human race, are its cause' (Leakey, 1995). Every year, between 17,000 and 100,000 species vanish from our planet, which will result in fifty per cent of the Earth's species vanishing inside the next 100 years...

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