• Welcome, Guest. Please login.
 

The rise and fall of the world’s largest lake

Started by Geoffw, July 07, 2021, 10:01:08 am

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Geoffw



By Sid PerkinsJun. 4, 2021 , 5:15 PM

When continental plates smashed together about 12 million years ago, they didn't just raise new mountains in central Europe--they created the largest lake the world has ever known. This vast body of water--the Paratethys Sea--came to host species found nowhere else, including the world's smallest whales. Two new studies reveal how the ancient body of water took shape and how surrounding changes helped give rise to elephants, giraffes, and other large mammals that wander the planet today.

TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE
Geoff