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Seafloor Creatures Destroyed By Ice Action During Ice Ages

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October 19, 2005
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British Antarctic Survey
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New research by marine scientists at National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOC) and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) will mean that text books will have to be rewritten. They reveal that ice ages were a time of mass destruction as whole communities of animals were wiped out by ice sheets scouring the sea floor.

Glacier flowing into Marguerite Bay, Antarctic Peninsula.
Credit: Photo grapher: Chris Gilbert

The ice ages made massive changes to the Earth's landscape. But what was happening below the ice in the oceans?


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British Antarctic Survey. (2005, October 19). Seafloor Creatures Destroyed By Ice Action During Ice Ages. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/10/051018223429.htm
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