The earth's eighth continent is believed a piece of the ancient super-continent Gondwana.
As our increasingly connected world has brought the once-remote Southern Ocean and Antarctica closer to human populations than ever before, the 50-million-year history of penguins and albatross has been brought to the precipice in a span of a mere quarter century.
Like the dinosaurs, we and our fellow denizens of Earth may become the amber curios of a future civilization that ponders how species once so prevalent came to such a swift demise.
"What we're seeing is the Late Devonian ecosystem was not just along the tropical belt, but also extending to the high latitudes
The world these animals lived in was still recovering from the mass extinction at the end of the Permian era that wiped out