Mass mortality event that causes extinction of species

DEAD SAIGA ANTELOPES IN A FIELD IN KAZAKHSTAN. ABOUT 20,000 OF THE SPECIES WERE FOUND DEAD IN ONE WEEK. PHOTOGRAPH: REUTERS

The mass mortality event (MME) is a single, catastrophic incident that wipes out vast numbers of a species in a short period of time and put species at a risk of extinction or upset an ecosystem. That phenomenon what David Derbyshire from Guardian explains us in the article named «The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction» .

David, scientist journalist, truly made me understand what really happened to these saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan and species died in MME in the other part of our planet. The structure of the article is so good that makes the writing very comprehensive. The comments of scholars (Kock, professor at Royal Veterinary College in London) and data from scientific magazines (Science Advances, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) provided us with a lot of information about the eco changes on the Earth. The overheating and other climate changes that caused the catastrophic events are given very clearly. However, unfortunately, the comments of Kazakhstani scientists are very needed because their interpretation of mass death of saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan would complete the story.

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