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Reports from University of Plymouth add new data to research in geology
April 14th, 2008
According to recent research published in the Journal of the Geological Society, "A high-resolution palaeoecological study of the shelly invertebrate macrofauna across two marine Triassic-Jurassic boundary sections in the UK (St. Audrie's Bay and Lavernock Point) is presented."
"Loss of taxonomic richness occurs in the upper Westbury Formation to lower Lilstock Formation (late Rhaetian), but if sample size is taken into account there is little convincing evidence of a catastrophic marine extinction. There is, however, good evidence for significant palaeoecological change in the benthic marine ecosystem at this time. The immediate post-event recovery interval in the...
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Source: Energy and Ecology Business (2008-04-14)