Abrupt deep-sea warming, palaeoceanographic changes and benthic extinctions at the end of the Palaeocene

@article{Kennett1991AbruptDW,
  title={Abrupt deep-sea warming, palaeoceanographic changes and benthic extinctions at the end of the Palaeocene},
  author={J. Kennett and L. Stott},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1991},
  volume={353},
  pages={225-229}
}
A remarkable oxygen and carbon isotope excursion occurred in Antarctic waters near the end of the Palaeocene (~57.33 Myr ago), indicating rapid global warming and oceanographic changes that caused one of the largest deep-sea benthic extinctions of the past 90 million years. In contrast, the oceanic plankton were largely unaffected, implying a decoupling of the deep and shallow ecosystems. The data suggest that for a few thousand years, ocean circulation underwent fundamental changes producing a… Expand
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