Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Microbes guilty of killing 90% of the world's former inhabitants
According to the study , the Microbes quickly adapted to their new CO2 rich waters and started producing Methane as output ,The increase in Nickel due to the eruptions might have also played a part and according to Gregory , "That suggests a microbial expansion. The growth of microbial populations is among the few phenomena capable of increasing carbon production exponentially, or even faster."
Due to this combination , the excess release of harmful gases affected the temperature of the oceans and the atmosphere making most marine life extinct ,creatures on land suffered a similar fate as most of the reptiles and mammals ran out of plant life for food leading to a collapse in the food chain . however creatures that escaped destiny adapted and grew into the bio-diverse world we live in now .
Sources - MIT ,SlashGear ,Reuters