Plant survivors of Permian-Triassic mass extinction

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
https://youtu.be/uDH05Pgpel4 This 26 February 2018 video from the USA says about itself: The Permian-Triassic Boundary – The Rocks of Utah The Great Dying! In this episode we head out to the Permian-Triassic boundary and try to discover what caused Earth’s Largest mass extinction event, 252 million years ago. After 4-months of research, I’m excited to finally release this exciting video! A pre-print of the scientific paper is available here. I’ve submitted this research to the journal “Global and Planetary Change” for peer review. By Laurel Hamers, 2:12pm, December 20, 2018: More plants survived the world’s greatest mass extinction than thought Fossils in a Jordanian desert reveal plant lineages that didn’t perish in the Great Dying Some ancient plants were survivors. A collection of roughly 255-million-year-old fossils suggests that three major plant groups existed earlier than previously thought, and made it through a mass extinction that wiped out more than 90 percent of Earth’s marine species and roughly 70 percent of land vertebrates. The fossils, described in the Dec. 21 Science, push back the earliest records of these plant groups by about 5 million years. “But it’s not just any 5 million years — it’s those 5 million years that span the Permian-Triassic boundary”, says study coauthor Benjamin Bomfleur, a paleobotanist at the University of Münster in Germany. The find adds to the growing list of land plants that survived the catastrophe known as…

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Freed blonde orangutan girl Alba doing well

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https://youtu.be/gWzWCn1QC48 This 21 December 2018 video from Borneo in Indonesia says about itself: Update on Alba’s Reintroduction [Albino blonde orangutan girl] Alba [freed recently after reconvalescence] is doing very well, and has adapted quickly to her new home with friend Kika! Our PRM team has followed Alba since her return, waking at 3 a.m. before she rises to track her progress. Don’t worry, we will keep an eye on Alba and her pal. Read more here.

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