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Marine animals face mass extinction due to climate change, study finds

Placeholder while loading article actions Not since an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs – along with half of all other beings on Earth – has life in the ocean been so threatened. Warm waters cook creatures in their own habitats. Many species are slowly suffocating as oxygen escapes from the seas. Even populations that have…
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Fossils of marine reptiles resembling giant dolphins discovered in the Swiss Alps

A paleontologist carrying out excavations in the Swiss Alps in 1976.Photo: Heinz Furrer A team of paleontologists has discovered fossils of three impressive new ichthyosaurs – ancient marine reptiles – in rocks 9,000 feet above sea level. The ichthyosaurs were found during excavations that took place between 1976 and 1990, but the remains were very…
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