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When will the next mass extinction occur? - Borths, D'Emic, and Pritchard

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About 66 million years ago, a terrible extinction event wiped out the dinosaurs. But it wasn’t the only event of this kind -- extinctions of various severity have occurred throughout the Earth’s history -- and are still happening all around us today. Borths, D'Emic, and Pritchard give a quick history of mass extinctions.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Mattew Borths, Michael D'Emic, Adam Pritchard
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Director Juliette Marchand
  • Animator Guillaume Pallat
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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