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More Evidence for volcanism as cause of Permian mass extinction

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New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever

Mercury found in ancient rock around the world supports theory that 

eruptions caused 'Great Dying' 252 million years ago. University of 

Cincinnati, Science Daily, April 15, 2019

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190415122249.htm

 

The open access paper is:

 

Jun Shen, Jiubin Chen, Thomas J. Algeo, Shengliu Yuan, Qinglai Feng, 

Jianxin Yu, Lian Zhou, Brennan O’Connell, Noah J. Planavsky. Evidence 

for a prolonged Permian–Triassic extinction interval from global marine 

mercury records. Nature Communications, 2019; 10 (1) 

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09620-0

 

Yours,

 

Paul H.

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