17th Sep 2020

New Triassic Mass Extinction Event Discovered

Around 230 million years ago in the Late Triassic, a brutal mass extinction event occurred, and it remained undetected until now. The event, dubbed “The Carnian Pluvial Event”, happened during a time when our Earth was dominated by volcanic activity. This specific spike in loss of life is attributed to a massive volcanic event which formed what we know today as the Wrangellia Oceanic Plateau, which makes up the rugged coast of Western Canada. This...