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Re: Asteroid Impact Finally Confirmed



Rob Meyerson wrote:
>  
> For a variation of the above explanation.  Plankton suffered greatly, but how
> did algae fare?  If some varieties of algae were to come through in good 
> shape,
> they might be able to provide a solid enough nutrient base that would allow
> relatively small animals to survive (I know this doesn't explain the 

Those algae that could encyst did relatively well, but forms like 
coccoliths suffered 95% extinction at ejecta blanket. Those 
dinoflagellates that do not encyst also suffered major extinction.

 Tom Holmes perspective?

Jim K.