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Mass Extinction Rates Higher in Open-Ocean Settings



Paleontologists find extinction rates higher in open-ocean settings 
during mass extinctions. Science Daily, November 20, 2009 
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091119194128.htm 
 
Other web pages: 
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-11/uoc-pfe111909.php 
http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/paleontologists-find-extinction-rates-higher-open
-ocean-settings-during-mass-extinctions-27417.html 
 
The paper is: 
 
Miller, A. I. and M. Foote, 2009, Epicontinental Seas Versus Open-Ocean 
Settings: The Kinetics of Mass Extinction and Origination. Science. 
vol. 326, no. 5956, pp. 1106 - 1109. DOI: 10.1126/science.1180061 
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/326/5956/1106 
 
Yours, 
 
Paul H.