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Extinct Caribbean bird yields DNA after 2,500 years in watery grave

Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creighton’s caracara from a flooded sinkhole on Great Abaco Island. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Primates of the Caribbean: Ancient DNA reveals history of mystery monkey

Analysis of ancient DNA of a mysterious extinct monkey named Xenothrix — which displays bizarre body characteristics very different to any living monkey — has revealed that it was in fact most closely related to South America’s titi monkeys (Callicebinae). … Continue reading

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Caribbean islands reveal a ‘misplaced world’ of historic mammals

An evaluation of the extremely numerous “misplaced world” of Caribbean fossils consists of dozens of historic mammals, a brand new research stories. The research reveals that the arrival of people all through the islands was probably the first reason for … Continue reading

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Understanding Caribbean mammal extinctions of the previous spurs renewed give attention to conservation

Paleontologists report they’ve clear proof that the arrival of people and subsequent human exercise all through the islands of the Caribbean have been doubtless the first causes of the extinction of native mammal species there. The proof, they are saying, … Continue reading

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Evidence of large volcanic activity in the Caribbean uncovered

A view of the Caribbean island of Montserrat, with the Soufriere Hills volcano erupting Scientists from the University of Southampton have uncovered evidence of a previously unknown large volcanic eruption in the Caribbean Sea. By studying ash layers, known as … Continue reading

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Evidence of past volcanic activity in the Caribbean Sea

The Lesser Antilles island chain. Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC. Reconstructing the magnitude of past volcanic eruptions is important in informing predictions about future eruptions and hazards. This is difficult to accomplish from records on land—old eruptions … Continue reading

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Genetic history of the Caribbean mapped

 Caribbean Plate Boundaries To understand migration patterns of the Caribbean, researchers mapped the genetic history of the Lesser Antilles, one island at a time. “We’re really trying to connect the dots and understand the migration, the flow of people in … Continue reading

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Fossils reveal humans were greater threat than climate change to Caribbean wildlife

Nearly 100 fossil species pulled from a flooded cave in the Bahamas reveal a true story of persistence against all odds — at least until the time humans stepped foot on the islands. read more (e) Science News – Paleontology … Continue reading

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