Stories tagged chixilub

Nov
08
2004

Jacqueline M. Kozisek of the University of New Orleans has been studying the fossil record to understand the history of the tropical honeybee. A specific species of honeybee, Cretotrigona prisca, can be found frozen in amber in rocks dated before and after the impact at the Chixilub that is thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs with a nuclear winter. If the climate changed dramatically enough to kill of the dinosaurs then how was this tropical honeybee able to survive through this time? Want to learn more?