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Here are the entries, the theme was SEXUAL DIMORPHISM!
newworlds117.deviantart.com/ar… by :iconnewworlds117:
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spec-evo-club.deviantart.com/a… by :iconraptorkillsall:
spec-evo-club.deviantart.com/a… by :iconkamarodu21:
spec-evo-club.deviantart.com/a… by :iconjdailey1991:

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we have everything- alternate evolution, future evolution, speculative evolution, paleoart, and more! We also have themed monthly contests!
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Newworlds117 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I submitted a drawing for the March 2017 contest, but I can't get it in the folder. How do I do that?
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InkGink Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Just mention me :iconinkgink: or the group :iconspec-evo-club: in the description of the submission and ill take care of it
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goatrex Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Can I join please?
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Diantimony Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Professional General Artist
Is there a way to limit things that can be submitted to works that either have an image and/or have text that is substantial and informative? Or have that as a requirement for submission?
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InkGink Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you mean?
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CrazyAceking Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't exactly think there is a way to limit that, unless we set it so that all submissions must go through us admins first. I'll have to look that up.
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InkGink Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
All submissions except for featured go through me first.
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Evometheus6082 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2017
252 million years ago, Earth underwent its worst, most violent chapter in the form of the Permian-Triassic extinction event, or "The Great Dying". 70% of the terrestrial species and 95% of the marine species became extinct.

In the Earth Science Stack Exchange, I had asked why the Permian-Triassic Extinction event was known vernacularly as "The Great Dying", or why it took Earth ten million years to regain its complex, permanent ecosystems. The answers I got were that the Siberian flood basalt eruptions, though pretty dramatic, weren't the sole culprit. Ocean anoxism as a result of Panthalassa's relationship to Pangaea seemed also to play a part in delaying the re-oxygenation process:

"Its complex structure is driven by the location of the continents. Without continents spread around the world, the ocean circulation would look more like the Pacific ocean, with three separate gyres (probably four if Antarctica was not there, as in the Permian) and much smaller areas of upwelling water:

Reduced complexity of ocean circulation could reduce the ability of the ocean recover oxygen levels. Deep water anoxia especially would take far longer to correct with reduced upwelling currents."

To put this into perspective, here is planet Earth before 252 million years ago:

www2.nau.edu/rcb7/260moll.jpg

In an alternate Earth, a repeat of the Siberian eruptions plagued the Earth during the Maastrichtian epoch, 66 million years ago. Here is Earth at that time:

jan.ucc.nau.edu/~rcb7/65moll.j…

Note that at this time, the arrangement between continents and oceans were more flexible at the end of the Cretaceous than at the end of the Permian.

In this alternate scenario, instead of lava oozing off India or a comet slamming into Mexico, it is flood basalt eruptions covering an area of seven million square miles of Siberia (and maybe bits of Mongolia and China, as well) and a volume of one to four million cubic miles. Taking the quote above into consideration, would a Mesozoic-Cenozoic "Great Dying" still destroy 70% of all terrestrial and 95% of all marine species, and would biotic recovery still take ten million years?
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