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Clues to the End-Permian Extinction

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Uploaded on Mar 25, 2011

Paleoecologist Conrad Labandeira travels to the Karoo Basin of South Africa to find leaf fossils from the Permian-Triassic boundary, the time of the Earth's largest mass extinction. What can bug bites on the leaves tell us about the food web during a global upheaval? What can they tell us about our own uncertain times?
Learn More: http://paleobiology.si.edu/index.html

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