Proof of ancient rise in sea level

| 11/02/2009

(ScienceDaily): Scientists have found proof in Bermuda that the planet’s sea level was once more than 21 meters (70 feet) higher about 400,000 years ago than it is now. Storrs Olson, research zoologist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, and geologist Paul Hearty of the Bald Head Island Conservancy discovered sedimentary and fossil evidence in the walls of a limestone quarry in Bermuda that documents a rise in sea level during an interglacial period of the Middle Pleistocene in excess of 21 meters above its current level. Go to article

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  1. Green Hornet says:

    Well, duh! Anyone who has walked the Bluff on the Brac could have told them the same thing. Amazing how folks are always reinventing the wheel.