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Tropical Island Fossil Clues To Polar Ice And Sea Level

10.01.2015 10:38 Age: 3 yrs

Seychelles fossils reveal the past and possible future of polar ice and sea level with evidence of a rapid retreat of the Antarctic ice sheet in the past driving up sea levels, according to research

Click to enlarge. Andrea Dutton: evidence for rapid retreat of ice sheet. Courtesy: Andrea Dutton


From the University of Florida


Quarternary science reviews identifyies the following highlights from this research

  • Partial collapse of Antarctic ice sheet may have occurred early in MIS 5e.
  • Gradual sea-level rise of ∼0.2 m ka−1 recorded between ∼129 and 125 ka.





University of Florida news release here.