Adar Leibovitch recently photographed a colony of prehistoric triops, that has survived for hundreds of millions of years.
During the Cretaceous era, the Chicxulub asteroid wiped off the dinosaurs and the majority of Earth’s species.
In China, 1000 fossilized eggs were found, providing evidence for the hypothesis that the lack of diversity among the dinosaurs may have contributed to their decline and eventual extinction.
Many of our questions about how they lived and what they were like would be answered if we lived in a world where tourists could travel to a remote island resort and see living dinosaurs — or run for from them, as in Jurassic World. Unfortunately, we must rely on information gleaned from fossil remains preserved in rock tens of millions of years ago.