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Giant Terror Birds Were Apex Predators of Eocene-Period Antarctica

Paleontologists have unearthed two fossilized phalanges of an ancient carnivorous bird on Seymour Island, Antarctica. Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the Early Eocene continental communities of Seymour Island: a large cariamiform bird hunting a medium-sized ungulate and staring at Notiolofos regueroi, a couple of marsupials on a tree, Antarctoboenus carlinii flying on…
bubmag
March 25, 2024
Antarctica

Climate change is speeding up in Antarctica

Editors' notes This article has been reviewed according to Science X's editorial process and policies. Editors have highlighted the following attributes while ensuring the content's credibility: fact-checked trusted source written by researcher(s) proofread by Sergi González Herrero, The Conversation Record-breaking temperatures during the heatwave on 6 February 2020. Credit: González-Herrero et…
bubmag
March 19, 2024
Antarctica

Tanks of the Triassic: New crocodile ancestor identified

Dinosaurs get all the glory. But aetosaurs, a heavily armored cousin of modern crocodiles, ruled the world before dinosaurs did. These tanks of the Triassic came in a variety of shapes and sizes before going extinct around 200 million years ago. Today, their fossils are found on every continent except…
bubmag
March 18, 2024
Antarctica

World’s Biggest Iceberg Finally Escapes Antarctica

December 5, 2023 3 min read A giant iceberg called A23a, which broke off from Antarctica in 1986, is finally moving away from the icy continent after being stuck on the seafloor for decades By Harry Baker & LiveScience Stuck on the seafloor for decades, Iceberg A-23A now freely drifts…
bubmag
December 5, 2023