Palaeontology: Safer in the south
Nature Geoscience 3, 228 (2010). doi:10.1038/ngeo827
Author: Paul B. Wignall
Many species of nannoplankton with carbonate shells vanished during the mass extinction 65 million years ago. An analysis of extinction rates from the world's oceans reveals a geographic bias in the demise and recovery of nannoplankton species.