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Transcript of Triassic
248 to 206 Million years ago Major Geologic Events The Earth's Surface Climate By: Ashley Pettingill, Emma Simon and Nicole Malta The Triassic Period Things you will see What to Pack Dangers Attractions Contact Information Works Cited During your trip to the Triassic period, you will experience the super continent Pangaea split up into Gondwana and Laurasia, as the earth’s tectonic plates begin to separate. You will watch one of the greatest extinctions of all time, and see the first mammals, dinosaurs and amphibians be introduced to the world. At the beginning of the Triassic period, the earth had one large super continent called Pangaea. It remained stable due to inactive volcanoes, though erosion was occurring rapidly. Erosion fell from highlands and landed into basins. This produced a distinctive Triassic classification of reddish sand stones called “red beds”. The earth had a dry, rocky surface inland, as well. Originally, there was a low sea level, but over time, there was decrease of the amount of shoreline, and shallow seas gradually rose, causing them to become a home for large marine reptiles and coral reefs. During the Triassic period, large landmasses would soak up the sun’s heat during the summer and cool off significantly in the winter. These changes in the weather caused the air pressure to change, causing extreme weather patterns. After some time, this all resulted to warm, rainy summers and cool, dry winters. Triassic Plant life:The limited plant life that survived the Triassic extinction had struggled due to low oxygen and high carbon dioxide levels. The worsening conditions forced them to adapt to a whole new way of life.
- Dinosaurs evolved and were first introduced on earth during the Triassic period
- There were many different types of dinosaurs, but they were all bipedal forms Amphibians, Turtles, Lizards:
- Always changing and adapting to new areas
- Turtles made their depute during the Triassic period
- Large variety of lizards appeared, and some could even fly
- Many animals lived in the water, because it was easier to breathe
- Many animals started to live on land during the late Triassic
- Giant fish-like marine reptiles known as ichthyosaurs appeared to be as long as 60 ft.
- Flies, ants, wasps, and mosquitoes were introduced during the Triassic period Some attractions that you would see on your Triassic trip would be:
• Petting zoos of all the different species for kids of all ages
• Mountain climbing experience with an amazing view of the vast world at the top
• Go up into space to see the separation that formed Gondwanna and Laurasia
• Amazing dinosaur rides through the jungles
• Visit the wetlands to see some astonishing creatures
• Take a tour of Gondwanna and Laurasia
• Surf the monsoons
• Snorkeling through the Panthalassa Ocean to see the growing coral reefs and the marine life
• Bungee jumping Price: $10,000 (ages 12 and under) $15,000 (ages 13 and up)
Where will you stay? During your visit, you will stay at the Triassic Times Hotel
What to eat?All meals are served at the Dinosaur Cafe and Grill We recommend that travelers should pack:
• Warm clothing that will stand the hot and dry humanity
• Any cameras/video cameras
• Lots of food and bottled water
• Sunglasses to block the blazing sun
• Pair of shoes that are good for walking in
• Bathing suits
• First aid kit There is a small chance that you will encounter some danger. Be sure to watch out for:
• Grumpy dinosaurs
• Earthquakes from the movement of tectonic plates
• Volcanic eruptions
• Poisonous plants and insects Name of agency: Triassic Travelers
Phone number: 919-583-2731
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Speer, Brian R., Manish Asaravala, Hayley Lam, Stephanie Litty, Jason Phillips, Ting-Ting Wu, A. K. Behrensmeyer, J. D. Damuth, W. A. Dimichelle, R. Potts, H. - D. Sues, and S. Wing. "The Triassic Period." The Triassic Period. Ed. Sarah Rieboldt and Dave Smith. University of California Museum of Paleonthology, 3 Mar. 1997. Web. 17 Apr. 2013. <http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mesozoic/triassic/triassic.php>.
"Triassic Period (geochronology)." Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 19 Apr. 2013. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/604667/triassic-period> Pterosaurs:
- Flying animals that had long wings, tons of body hair, and a respiratory system
- First appeared in the late Triassic
- The first mammals were introduced during the Triassic period
- Very small and furtive creatures, but very strong
- Warm-blooded creatures Triassic Environment Our Environment Both Our Environment
- There were many different animals
- Seasonal hurricanes
- Larger variety in vegetation
- Land is spread apart: it’s not like Pangaea
- Dinosaurs are extinct
- Different climates
- Different soil
- Human life on earth - There were mountains
- Similar climates
- There was life
- Seasonal storms
- Deserts and wetlands - There were dry, hot and wet climates
- Vegetation was low
- Seasonal monsoons
- One area of land: Pangaea
- Dry soil with limited nutrients
- No floods
- Very low sea level
- Dinosaurs existed Environment