Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Just to recall, during the Last Glaciation Maximum (about 20'000 BP), the sea level was 120 meters below what it is today. The North Sea was a nice plain where ours ancestors did hunt animals.
The Mediterranean Sea also ran dry during the Messisian Salinity Crisis (about 8 mio years ago). Because of an uplift, no water came through the strait of Gibraltar, and the evaporation in the sea was not balanced with water from rivers. So you can now admire nice salt deposits from this period.
by Hansvon on Mon Nov 21st, 2005 at 05:31:35 AM EST
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