Contact: Kim Martineau
The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Caption: The single-celled organism Stensioeina beccariiformis survived the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago but went extinct nine million years later, when the oceans acidified due to a massive CO2 release. It ranged across many depths, in all oceans.
Credit: Ellen Thomas
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