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Volcano Role in Dino Death Gets Mercury Boost

January 20th, 2016

Episode 404 of 579 episodes

Researchers found a spike in mercury, which is produced by volcanoes, in ancient ocean sediments from southern France that span the time of the mass extinction that got the dinosaurs, lending support to the idea that massive eruptions played a role, in addition to the asteroid impact