the humans ruled over the world there were big dangerous animals called
dinosaurs that mysteriously went extinct and no one knows how even though there
are some theories. Now it is time to find out the real reason that the
dinosaurs disappeared by conducting research. Then we will be able to find a
way to prevent any other animal from becoming extinct or even endangered. If
more animals become extinct than the food chain would become too complicated
which will in fact cause chaos to us humans. Thanks to the dinosaurs going
extinct we will find a way to help our community and environment from
experiencing the same thing.
day no one knows about the dinosaur’s disappearance and some scientists think
we never will know. But scientists do know that the dinosaurs went extinct
around fifty to sixty million years ago. We also know that this event was one
of the largest mass extinctions in world history. The only dinosaurs that are
still alive to this day are birds and reptiles. Other dinosaurs like the
Tyrannosaurus and the Triceratops died in the mass destruction with over a
million more dinosaurs.
fossils and ancient artifacts have led us to a few theories on how they all vanished.
These fossils are so old that when they were real life dinosaurs Florida was
underwater this is why it so hard to find out why they’re all gone. Shockingly
these dinosaurs lasted a long time on Earth, at least around two hundred and
thirty-four million years. A big question people ask a lot is if the humans
lived at the time as the dinosaurs. Some
people believe that humans did live in the Jurassic era while others believe
that God wiped out the dinosaurs to put humans to roam on Earth. A lot of
things involving dinosaurs are hard to find out because it happened extremely
long ago. There are many questions that not even scientists can answer. Even
though they don’t know everything they have filled in a few blanks and
expressed some of their theories.
The first theory is the most common
one which is the big meteorite that crashed on Earth and changed the climatic
conditions way too drastically, leading to the last days of the dinosaurs.
Sixty six million years ago this horrifying meteorite crashed on the Gulf of
Mexico. It left behind a crater off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula
reaching from more than a hundred miles across and about twelve miles deep.
This impact may have caused the dinosaurs to go extinct. Today this crater is
buried under sediment and hidden below the water’s surface. Scientists are
trying to find rock samples from this crater to support their theory. Many of
the theories that I’m going to mention include this one so I think that this
was the cause to the dinosaurs going extinct.
The second theory is that the gas
and ash from the volcanoes suffocated the dinosaurs. This volcanic eruption
dwarfed every living animal such as the birds and reptiles. Anyways scientists
say that this mega volcano was a huge and horrifying explosion, probably one of
the biggest ones in the world. These powerful volcanoes probably exploded due
to the meteorite that might have hit seconds before. Such strong fumes and ash
from these mega volcanoes are believed to be one of the main reasons or not at
all no one knows. These volcanoes were hit with such impact that it caused them
to be faster and of course more dangerous.
third theory is that the dinosaurs were wiped out by tiny bacteria. A long time
ago in the dinosaur era there was a disease that insects were carrying that
still kills animals to this day. This made dinosaur’s weak, hopeless, and made
them die slower than they were supposed to. This bacterium affected all types
of dinosaurs and only around 10 species migrated elsewhere. People say that
this made them weak enough to have not survived the asteroid if it were true. The
bird dinosaurs migrated and luckily saved themselves and so did the insects by
hiding underground. The big dinosaurs didn’t have the force to survive such
harsh bacteria and it overcame their bodies causing them to die slowly.
fourth theory is that the food chain was unbalanced and the dinosaurs starved
to death. Apparently at first the food cycle was unlimited since there were
barely animals, mostly dinosaurs. One day a swarm of caterpillars started
eating all of the grass and plants, which was supposed to be the herbivorous
dinosaur’s nutrients. These caterpillars affected the dinosaur’s food chain and
practically starved them to death. Only some species managed to survive by
living in larger areas. This phenomenon was probably one of the reasons to the
dinosaur’s final days and will still be a question for a long time.
acknowledging all my research I think that all of these were reasons that the
dinosaurs were wiped off the world. They all make sense and they all seem
dangerous enough to kill them. In fact they are all scientifically possible.
The first theory was about the asteroid which probably caused all the other
theories said. This theory affected a majority of the dinosaurs in the whole
second theory was about massive volcanoes that could’ve also wiped out the
dinosaurs. This is part of the first theory because it could’ve exploded due to
the asteroid. Scientists think that this is one of the main reasons other than
the meteoroid. These volcanoes were so huge that it wiped out a lot of dinosaur
species. The third theory is about the bacteria that was affecting the
dinosaurs at the time. They were slowly dying do to this bacteria since before
they were so powerful.
fourth theory was about how to food chain was getting affected due to the
caterpillars eating all the plants. The caterpillars reproduced too quickly and
ate a major amount of the plants that some dinosaurs needed to survive. Without
their food their food chain became affecting and they probably all started
dying due to this. Where the caterpillars come from, no one knows to this day,
we just know they’ve been eating plants for a long time.
Knowing all of this, scientists
can’t make their mind in which is right and which is wrong. There is no proof
at the moment to testify right from wrong. All we know by now are some facts
and of course theories. In total we might never know what is right or wrong or
if I could be all of them. But we do know that this research can teach a lot of
people about the past and prevent extinction in the future. Therefore the
dinosaurs going extinct wasn’t such a bad thing and it served as a good cause
for the future.