More than Shoggoths

There did indeed exist an abundance of life in Antarctica strange aeons ago. I think we’re all a little disappointed (and then relieved) that it wasn’t Shoggoths and Elder Things. But what there was is less strange but equally or more amazing; rainforests. That is fantastic enough considering the continent is now the frozen wasteland we all know and love. But it gets even better when you realise that the plants had to be adapted to the months of darkness during winter. This is made trickier by the relative warmth of the time which meant that the plants would keep consuming their energy stores while being unable to photosynthesise. Go read the article, it makes fascinating reading (enough that I might have to try to track down more information). And I haven’t even mentioned the dinosaurs yet.

Stegosaurus

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About Ted Dahlberg

I'm a stoic, a pessimist, a bookworm, a skeptic, and possibly other things which take more than one word to say.
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