Recreating the largest extinction event in Earth’s history
Last week, we discussed how ozone depletion was a primary contributor to the biggest mass extinction ever on Earth 252 million years ago.
Today’s Video of the Day comes from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, who set out to recreate this extinction event in the lab.
According to Experimental Paleobiologist Jeff Banca, “We don’t know what caused the extinction event, and scientists have treated it like a massive murder mystery.”
Video Credit: Roxanne Makasdjian and Stephen McNally, University of California, Berkeley