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Author: Malgo Bednarz

Core replica: Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM)

PETM core replica: This core section illustrates a major climate warming event that happened at the end of the Paleocene (56 My ago). The consequences of this important event were a rise in temperature (between 4 and 8 °C over 10,000 years) and the acidification of the seawater, which resulted in the significant extinction of the plankton and a reduction in biodiversity at this time in the South Atlantic Ocean.

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