ancient ocean

635mn-yr-old seaweed fossils in China tell story of oxygen in ancient ocean


February 17th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Virginia Tech in the U.S., and Northwest University in Xi'an, China, have discovered almost 600 million-year-old seaweed fossils in Lantian, a ... Read more...

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Plants initiated evolutionary drama of Earth’s oxygenation


October 9th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): An international team of scientists has taken a major step toward unlocking the secrets of oxygenation of the Earth's oceans and atmosphere.The new research indicated that the appearance ... Read more...

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Giant sea reptiles were warm-blooded: Study


June 11th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that giant reptiles that lived in the dinosaur-era seas might have been warm-blooded.Researchers found that ancient ocean predators could possibly control their ... Read more...

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Scientists paint new picture of Earth’s ancient ocean chemistry


February 12th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has developed a detailed and dynamic three-dimensional model of Earth's early ocean chemistry that can significantly advance our understanding of ... Read more...

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Carbonate veins reveal chemistry of ancient seawater


February 7th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have described a novel method for reconstructing past ocean chemistry using calcium carbonate veins that precipitate from seawater-derived fluids in rocks beneath the ... Read more...

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Animals may have hitched rides on natural rafts to populate Madagascar


January 21st, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): In a new research, a pair of scientists has suggested that animals may have populated Madagascar by hitching rides on natural rafts blown out to sea.According to professors ... Read more...

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Salt in ice plume on Enceladus points to presence of liquid ocean


April 30th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): Scientists, studying measurements made by Cassini spacecraft, have found salt in the ice plumes that bloom above Saturn's moon Enceladus, which suggest the presence of a liquid ocean ... Read more...

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Dinosaur footprints, fossils found in central Peru


February 10th, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Feb 10 (EFE) Hundreds of footprints and the fossilised remains of various prehistoric animals, probably dinosaurs that lived 120 million years ago, have been discovered in the Ancash region of central ... Read more...

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Evidence suggests oceans once covered about a third of ancient Mars


November 18th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): An international team of scientists has uncovered evidence that supports the idea that oceans once covered about a third of ancient Mars.The scientists found the evidence ... Read more...

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80 millions years ago, global sea levels were 560 feet higher than today


March 7th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 7 (ANI): A new study of 80 millions years ago, has suggested that global sea levels were roughly 560 feet (170 meters) higher than they are today and might plunge ... Read more...

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