Cold snap that made the dinosaurs shi...

Cold snap that made the dinosaurs shiver 116m years ago caused ocean crisis similar to global war...

There are 6 comments on the Daily Mail story from Jun 16, 2013, titled Cold snap that made the dinosaurs shiver 116m years ago caused ocean crisis similar to global war.... In it, Daily Mail reports that:

A 'cold snap' that made the dinosaurs shiver 116 million years ago caused a crisis in the oceans similar to the effects of global warming.

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LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#1 Jun 16, 2013
They had dinosaurs in Antarctica (adapted to low light levels with big eyes). Given that they were warm blooded (like birds) and had feathers (like birds) I doubt if they were shivering...

But interesting note on the 'cold snap' to the temperatures before AGW.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#2 Jun 17, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
They had dinosaurs in Antarctica (adapted to low light levels with big eyes). Given that they were warm blooded (like birds) and had feathers (like birds) I doubt if they were shivering...
But interesting note on the 'cold snap' to the temperatures before AGW.
No, small heads don't mean big eyes generally speaking.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/...

No, they were not all warm-blooded.

No, they did not all have feathers.

No, the continents were arranged very differently at that time. Antarctica was close to the equator as a matter of fact.

“'QUANDARY'”

Since: Oct 12

Cheshire UK

#3 Jun 24, 2013
Besides, the head line is just an eye catcher, it's not meant to be taken literally.

It is an explanation for the change in land and sea creatures, during and following the breakup of Pangaea.

“'SPOT' The Diplodocus”

Since: Feb 12

Cheshire UK

#5 Jun 24, 2013
Yep, this is not a sudden occurrence, there are millions of years involved, creatures adapted.

Not like the Chixixlub meteor that rocked the planet so much so, it still wobbles today, 65 million years later,(this is called the procession of the equinox's, and takes 26,000 years, to complete).

The earth was probably thrown from it's orbit, which would have a massive affect on global temperature,( it would have resumed it's normal orbit after so many hundreds of years because of weight, and size, etc, which influence it's natural distance from the sun).
Primeval

Deception Bay, Australia

#6 Jul 7, 2013
this forum is dead
Jim

Euless, TX

#7 Jul 8, 2013
Primeval wrote:
this forum is dead
Yeah. Blame Global Warming. Why not? It's a convenient foil for every other death nowadays.

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