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Dinosaurs could be the first victim of oil, claiming scientists

Так художник представил себе странное крыло, динозавра-бэтменаMosque, 15 yul - RIA News♪ Dinosaurs, marine and flying reptiles of mesoosoia could have been measured by the combustion of large oil masses, "battered" from the thickness of the future Gulf of Mexico, the fall of asteroid, and the release of giant ashol masses into the atmosphere, are described in the article published in Scientific Reports.

Most paleontologists and geologists today believe that the last massive extinction of animals on Earth, which occurred 65, 5 million years ago, was caused by the fall of asteroid, which left behind a giant 300-kilometre charter of Chixub in southern Mexico.

There is no doubt in his fall, but his role in the extinction of dinosaurs and sea reptile remains the subject of discussion - if the asteroid and its associated nuclear winter destroyed ancient reptiles, why did they not leave crocodiles and turtles together, as well as birds living in similar conditions and environments?

Paleontologists, led by Kunio Kaiho, from the University of Tohoku, assume that they have been able to find a response to this historic mystery, drawing attention to the fact that the Chicksoulute is near the main wealth of the Gulf of Mexico, its huge oil and gas deposits.

This prompted scientists to believe that the fall of the meteorite could result in the release and combustion of large quantities of oil, resulting in the release of a giant amount of carbon dioxide, ash and aerosols into the atmosphere. The evidence from these fires, according to Kaiho and his colleagues, can be found in the species formed during this cataclysm in the form of small coal balls containing the so-called crown, aromatic hydrocarbon from oil combustion.

According to scientists, such balloons were found in several places, in Spain, Haiti and elsewhere in the Earth. Based on the number of these species, fires following the fall of asteroids, ejected between 500 million and 2, 6 billion tons of sludge into the ecological regions of the atmosphere, most of which, thanks to the movement of winds, into moderate and polar latitudes. In total, more than 6 billion tons of hydrocarbons were burned, a little more than the amount of oil mankind consumed every year.

Emissions of CO2 and sludge had an unusual effect on the climate, in temperate latitudes, they caused a global cold that had lasted several decades until all the sludges had settled. On average, temperatures fell between 10 and 20 degrees in the fields and 5 to 10 degrees in the medium latitudes. On the equator, the situation was somewhat different, so the sludge emissions caused drought and slightly reduced temperatures.

Аммониты-скрепки, вымершие после падения астероида 65,5 млн лет назад Протоптица кофуциорнис. Слева – самка, справа – самец. Иллюстрация авторов статьи

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