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The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs acidified the ocean in a 'flash,' killing most marine life. The seas could see a similar problem a century from now

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

A massive asteroid struck present-day Mexico 66 million years ago. The impact contributed to the extinction of the dinosaurs and 75% of life on Earth at the time.
The asteroid crash spurred a mile-high tsunami, wildfires, and the release of billions of tons of sulfur that blotted out the sun and led the planet to cool, killing many land-based species .
A new study reveals that marine species weren't spared: Acid rain and fallout from the impact acidified the world's oceans in a "flash." That caused marine ecosystems to collapse.
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Dinosaur killing asteroid caused mass extinction by turning oceans ACIDIC

Dinosaur killing asteroid caused mass extinction by turning oceans ACIDIC

1 month ago   |   By RT

The giant asteroid that is believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs had a similarly devastating effect on the Earth's oceans, sparking a marine life mass extinction by turning the world's waters acidic.
A team of scientists reconstructed the conditions in the oceans around the time of the asteroid strike, roughly 66 million years ago, and their breakthrough new research appears to have confirmed a long-held theory about Earth's last great mass extinction.
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