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Marine life quickly recovered after global mass extinction: Reptiles invaded recovering oceans — ScienceDaily

Marine life quickly recovered after global mass extinction: Reptiles invaded recovering oceans — ScienceDaily

Global climate change — likely triggered by massive volcanic eruptions — killed off more than 95 percent of all species about 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period. Land reptiles colonized the ocean in just 3.35 million years at the beginning of the Triassic, a speedy recovery in geologic time, the researchers report in the journal Scientific Reports.

“Our results fit with the emerging view that the recovery was faster than previously thought,” said study co-author Ryosuke Motani, professor of paleobiology at UC Davis’ Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Source: Marine life quickly recovered after global mass extinction: Reptiles invaded recovering oceans — ScienceDaily