The Late Ordovician Mass Extinction: Ecological Collapse in Ancient Oceans

An Ordovician underwater scene with squid and seaweed
  • Friday November 13, 2020
  • 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
  • Curtis R. Congreve
  • NC State University
  • Audience: Family

The Late Ordovician mass extinction is the second largest extinction in the history of life and occurred during a time before life had successfully moved onto land. This talk will discuss what life was like in these Ordovician oceans, and also how this mass extinction affected the biosphere.