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Permian Extinction Update

• arclein
The latest clues in the prehistoric puzzle, which reinforce the volcanism theory, come from Ellesmere Island and nearby Axel Heiberg Island in the Canadian Arctic, where five researchers from the University of Calgary and the Geological Survey of Canada have found evidence undercutting the idea that oxygen depletion occurred uniformly throughout the world’s oceans and may have been the prime agent of death in the Great Dying.

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