Deep roots of the Messinian salinity crisis

  title={Deep roots of the Messinian salinity crisis},
  author={Svend Duggen and Kaj Hoernle and Paul van den Bogaard and Lars H. R{\"u}pke and Jason P. Morgan},
The Messinian salinity crisis—the desiccation of the Mediterranean Sea between 5.96 and 5.33 million years (Myr) ago—was one of the most dramatic events on Earth during the Cenozoic era. It resulted from the closure of marine gateways between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the causes of which remain enigmatic. Here we use the age and… CONTINUE READING