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seagull on beach

In the aftermath of a hurricane, some animals will find new opportunities.

Deccan Traps with map

LAVA LAYERS  Floods of lava formed the layers of rock in India’s Deccan Traps. Scientists sampled these layers (from location marked with a box on the map) and found that an increase in Deccan volcanism occurred within 50,000 years of the Chicxulub asteroid impact and the extinction of the dinosaurs.  

Laysan albatross

The Laysan albatross is one seabird species that could see big losses as sea levels rise, a new study finds. The birds nest on low-lying islands in months when winter storms could wash large waves over their nesting areas.

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