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October 11, 2006
Rapid Sea Level Rise in the Arctic Ocean May Alter Views of Human Migration
Scientists have found new evidence that the Bering Strait near Alaska flooded into the Arctic Ocean about 11,000 years ago, about 1,000 years earlier than widely believed, closing off the land bridge thought to be the major route for human migration from Asia to the Americas.

newsAn Ocean Warmer Than a Hot Tub
Ocean temperatures once may have reached 107°F. Could they again?

Fossil coral deposits - BarbadosDiscovering the Details of Sea Level History

New method of dating coral terraces suggests rapid sea level changes in the past.

newsHow the Isthmus of Panama Put Ice in the Arctic
Drifting continents open and close gateways between oceans and shift Earth's climate

newsTracking an Ocean of Ice Atop Greenland
A conversation with geologist Sarah Das

newsGround-Truthing the Paleoclimate Record
Sediment Trap Observations Aid Paeoceanographers






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