It’s very well known what happened to the dinosaurs when a meteor hit Earth some 66 thousand years ago in today’s Mexico: it washed them away. Yet it was not as well understood what exactly happened then to the various ocean dwellers on our planet, shelly ammonites, giant mosasaurs and other ocean animals.
New research also shows that the same event that eventually put an end to the rule of the dinosaurs has acidified the planet’s seas, disrupted the food supply chain and contributed to an extinction of populations.
The explosive acidification would have crushed living beings that framed the establishments of environments, prompting issues for different animals like the ammonites that lived higher up the natural pecking order.
The study shows what the underwater biodiversity suffered after the asteroid impact. It suggests that the destruction was caused because of meteor.