Decline Of Plankton ?…



That Gobble Carbon Dioxide Coincided With Ancient Global Cooling

The evolutionary history of diatoms — abundant oceanic plankton that remove billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the air each year — needs to be rewritten, according to a new Cornell study. The findings suggest that after a sudden rise in species numbers, diatoms abruptly declined about 33 million years ago — trends that coincided with severe global cooling.

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