Posted by: Michael D. Austin | November 14, 2011

What a Relief!! Only 1.5 Million Years, Not 5 Million Years!


Science Daily’s Science News reports that:

“Metazoan-dominated reefs only took 1.5 million years to recover after the largest species extinction 252 million years ago, an international research team including paleontologists from the University of Zurich has established based on fossils from the southwestern United States.

Harsh living conditions caused by major fluctuations in the carbon content and sea levels, overacidification and oxygen deficiency in the seas triggered the largest mass extinction of all time at the end of the Permian era 252 million years ago.” CLICK HERE and read the rest…


We can all rest easier now that we know the recovery time for the worldwide mass extinction of coral reefs – which we’re now creating as you read this – is more than three times shorter than we originally thought. Whew, that was a close one!

Just make sure and set your alarm before you go to bed so you can be there when the coral reefs recover. And, hey, the revivification started here in the good ol’ U.S. of A! Rock on, Republicans!


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