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Acid Oceans Contributed to Permian – Triassic Extinctions
Recent research indicates that acid oceans likely contributed
to Earth’s worst mass extinction.
Go look at:
Ancient Acidic Ocean a Killer by Emily Sohn, Discovery News,
Acid oceans helped fuel mass extinction by Alexandra Witze,
Science News, Sept 5, 2011,
The paper is:
Montenegro, A., P. Spence, K. J. Meissner, M. Eby, M. J. Melchin, and
S. T. Johnston, 2011, Climate simulations of the Permian-Triassic
boundary: Ocean acidification and the extinction event,
Paleoceanography, 26, PA3207, doi:10.1029/2010PA002058.
Abstract at http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2011/2010PA002058.shtml
Dr. Peter Ward has published a book that discusses decades of
published research, which he has conducted into the Permian-
Triassic mass extinctions. It is:
Ward, P. D., 2008, Under a Green Sky. Harper-Collins Books.
242 pp. ISBN 978-0-06-163163-4
It is an excellent, entertaining, and thoughtful book about the
Permian-Triassic mass extinctions that is well written for the
Recent and related articles are:
Earth science: Lethal volcanism by Paul B. Wignall, Nature.
vol. 477, no. 7364, pp. 285–286.
Large Igneous Provinces and Mass Extinctions by David
Bressan, Scientific American, Sept. 16, 2011,