Ancient rocks reveal that the mass die-off half a billion years ago was due to the movement of tectonic plates

The great extinction may have been driven in the midst of the massive expansion of life on Earth Tectonic plates.

New research has found links between rock layers in Antarctica and southern Australia, which at the time were part of the supercontinent Gondwana. This suggests that similar dynamics were occurring around it Great continent Roughly 513 million years ago: Mountains were rising, ancient coral reefs were dying, and material eroding from the continent was flowing into the sea. The study leader said that these moments in time coincide with the extinction known as the Sinec event Paul Miroa sedimentologist at Colorado College.

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