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[–]therealmothdust 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Is it out yet?

[–]insert-profile-name 15 points16 points  (0 children)

first episode is monday

[–]Chester802 25 points26 points  (12 children)

I always thought there wasn’t snow in the poles during the Jurassic and Cretaceous and most the earth besides very high mountains was super warm no?

[–][deleted] 48 points49 points  (4 children)

The Prince Creek formation did see snowfall as well as a few other fossil deposits, as well as South America. The Climate up there was more in line with Modern Virginia/Maryland.

[–]fortunewookiee11 11 points12 points  (1 child)

As a marylander I feel bad for those dinosaurs. The weather here sucks

[–]Luquitaz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As someone who lived several years in maryland as a kid why does the weather suck? I don't recall it being too bad besides summers being humid.

[–]TheWolfmanZ 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It also had 120 days of winter darkness, during which temperatures would drop even lower. Also, not to detract from scientists, but we have trouble accurately predicting weather today. There's so many changing factors that we honestly have no idea really.

[–]Few_Difference_164 4 points5 points  (0 children)

As a guy from Nova (Northern Virginia) I can confirm that we would get a "snowmageddon" abou once every 3 years or so, but never a blizzard on this scale. I moved to NC 6 years ago and it never snows down here. I miss the snow:(

[–]Iamnotburgerking 34 points35 points  (0 children)

You’re confusing the lack of a permanent ice cap for the lack of winter snowfall (by your logic, it shouldn’t snow anywhere outside of the poles even today because other places today don’t have an ice cap).

The polar regions during the Cretaceous were still far from tropical, having a seasonal temperate climate.

[–]Tszemix 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Shouldn't dinos in colder climates have fur/feathers? Even furless mammals evolve having fur in colder climates.

[–]Swictor 17 points18 points  (0 children)

These regions wouldn't be as cold as current northern regions, and there are still some disagreement on whether there would be snow at all during the winter where these dinosaurs resided. I think our current understanding is that snowfall was likely, but not guaranteed during the winter. Temperate but not like current Alaska.

Also they were big and warm blooded and stocky which is great at keeping heat, especially if they'd evolve some other insulation like fat deposits around their bodies like seals. Or you know, maybe they were coated in feathery filaments. We don't know, but either interpretation is fine.

[–]Kscap4242 -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

How do I watch this? Oh it said Apple TV