Experts say they have found evidence of Antarctica once being as warm as New Zealand during the days of the dinosaurs, and covered in dense vegetation.
A team of researchers from the UK and Germany has found forest soil from the Cretaceous period, within 900 kilometres of the South Pole, indicating the world once was a lot warmer than previously thought.
The mid-Cretaceous period – approximately 115 to 80 million years ago – was the heyday of the dinosaurs.
The discovery of the ancient forest in Antarctica has been published in Nature journal.
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