Contact: Steve Koppes
University of Chicago
Caption: Sora Kim has analyzed oxygen 18 and oxygen 16 -- two isotopes of the oxygen atom that contain only slight subatomic variations -- of fossil and modern sharks teeth for insights into the potential adaptability of sand tigers to global warming. These teeth come from the Eocene epoch, which ended approximately 38 million years ago.
Credit: Robert Kozloff/University of Chicago
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