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2014-06-16 09:28:17

Royal Holloway, University of London Scientists have discovered a relationship between climate change and ocean currents over the past six million years after analysing an area of the Atlantic near the Strait of Gibraltar, according to research published today (Friday, 13 June) in the journal Science. An expedition of scientists, jointly led by Dr Javier Hernandez-Molina, from the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London, examined core samples from the...

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2009-12-10 09:55:00

The Mediterranean Sea was filled with water in only two years after a huge flood 5.33 million years ago, says a new study published on Wednesday. Sea water poured in through the Strait of Gibraltar at a pace three times faster than the current of the Amazon River, wrote the report, available in the journal Nature. 5.6 million years ago the Mediterranean Sea was detached from the world's oceans and was practically without water due to evaporation, the study wrote. "The Atlantic waters found a...


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