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Cataclysmic flood filled the Mediterranean Sea

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  • m3dodds
    A cataclysmic flood could have filled the Mediterranean Sea — which millions of years ago was a dry basin — like a bathtub in the space of less than two
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 13, 2009
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      "A cataclysmic flood could have filled the Mediterranean
      Sea — which millions of years ago was a dry basin — like
      a bathtub in the space of less than two years. A new model
      suggests that at the flood's peak water poured from the
      Atlantic into the Mediterranean basin at a rate one
      thousand times the flow of the Amazon River, according
      to calculations published in the Dec. 10 Nature."

      The big spill: Flood could have filled Mediterranean
      in less than two years

      http://tinyurl.com/yh7yffa




      "The flood would have had a dramatic effect on local
      ecosystems, and could even have affected the global
      climate. The model suggests that global sea level
      dropped 9.5 meters as a result of the flood. The team
      points out that a much smaller flood in North America
      12,000 years ago has been linked to a worldwide cold
      snap, and suggests that the Mediterranean flood
      may have had similarly significant effects."
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