Thursday, December 1

Tag: sea animals

A 66 million-year-old huge sea reptile that dominated the waters was discovered by researchers.
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A 66 million-year-old huge sea reptile that dominated the waters was discovered by researchers.

According to a university press statement, researchers at the University of Bath uncovered fossilized bones of a giant mosasaur, a marine contemporary of the Tyrannosaurus rex (T.rex) and Triceratops. The remains were discovered in Morocco. The Atlantic flooded northern Africa 66 million years ago, near the close of the Cretaceous period, when nutrient-rich waters gave rise to plankton blooms. Small fish ate the plankton and became food for larger fish, which were later eaten by marine reptiles like mosasaurs and plesiosaurs. While the T.rex dominated the land food chain, a comparable predator was lacking in the waters. As a result, a mosasaur evolved to inhabit this location. What exactly are mosasaurs? Mosasaurs were not dinosaurs, but rather large marine lizards that could grow to ...
Any living organism that enters recently discovered pools of poisonous water beneath the ocean will perish.
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Any living organism that enters recently discovered pools of poisonous water beneath the ocean will perish.

The recent finding of extreme habitats may help us answer three mysteries at once: it may bring fresh insights into how the oceans of Earth created, it may expose the secrets of extraterrestrial life, and it may uncover possible molecules that can cure cancer. According to an early report by Live Science, this is all owing to a team of researchers from the University of Miami who discovered large brine deep-sea pools in the Red Sea. These pools immediately kill or paralyze everything that enters them, and the discovery was made possible by the Red Sea. There is some form of life that may be found on the fringes of these aquatic death traps; however, any unfortunate animals who venture beneath the surface do not survive and instead become pickled. According to a study that was recentl...