Presence of honeybees in fossil record may rule out asteroid-dino extinction theory

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?

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Andy Redline's picture
Andy Redline says:

Bryan, typo on extinction! ;>)

Not a bad story, puts some balance in things...

posted on Tue, 03/01/2005 - 12:58pm
bryan kennedy's picture

I am fixing it right now. Thanks for pointing this out Andy.

posted on Tue, 03/01/2005 - 2:12pm
flinch619's picture
flinch619 says:

dang. ive always wondered what exactly took out the dinosaurs. one step closer i guess


posted on Thu, 02/14/2008 - 12:31pm
Candice_318's picture
Candice_318 says:

well it was me kid
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posted on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 9:25am
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Candice_318 says:

WOWOWOWOW!!!! The real question is are we ever really going to know the truth?

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posted on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 9:24am
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Jefflemus00 says:

Little clues like this is what keep us hungering for more, serious.

posted on Sun, 03/23/2008 - 5:30pm
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m jackson says:

can animals get swine flu? i mean they're not exactly going to eat a pork dinner are they?

posted on Sat, 11/28/2009 - 11:54am

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