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The day the dinosaurs died

2019-03-30 17:38:00.086438+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

The Day The Dinosaurs Died. A paleontologist says he's discovered fossils actually in the KT boundary.

“We have the whole KT event preserved in these sediments,” DePalma said. “With this deposit, we can chart what happened the day the Cretaceous died.” No paleontological site remotely like it had ever been found, and, if DePalma’s hypothesis proves correct, the scientific value of the site will be immense. When Walter Alvarez visited the dig last summer, he was astounded. “It is truly a magnificent site,” he wrote to me, adding that it’s “surely one of the best sites ever found for telling just what happened on the day of the impact.”

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#Comment Re: The day the dinosaurs died made: 2019-04-01 19:55:53.757981+00 by: Bunny

I first saw this article today on Fox News online, and, being April 1st, I wondered if it were legit, or just Fox's pranking. Do you think they could really pinpoint the actual day, since days are sort of arbitrary? Since you had this on Saturday, I have to guess it's real, if hard to believe.

#Comment Re: The day the dinosaurs died made: 2019-04-02 16:43:33.605967+00 by: Dan Lyke

It sounds like the guy is a bit of "outside of the establishment", but there's this "KT layer", a thin bit of sediment that exists in the geographic record all the way around the world, which is widely considered to be the result of a major meteor strike that would have kicked up a shload of dust that all settled down within a relatively short time (at least on geologic scale), and the theory is that fossils within that layer would be a part of that event.

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