Fossils and Plate Tectonics - T4 2022

Online

November 01, 2022 @ 4:30 PM

Fossils and Plate Tectonics - T4 2022

This webinar looks at plate tectonics and how it has affected life on Earth. We will look at fossils from black smokers at the mid-ocean ridges, and at Permian fossil leaves that allowed us to understand sea floor spreading. Many of the 5 Great Extinction events have large igneous provinces associated with them and fossils will show extinctions related to them.

1024px Glossopteris sp. seed ferns Permian Triassic Houston Museum of Natural Science DSC01765 

If you have a mystery fossil that you want us to identify, please send an image of it to here (with a scale, such as a coin).
 
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