hw 6 - Will Boas Homework 6 1. The discovery of the gorge...

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Will Boas Homework 6 1. The discovery of the gorge in the Rhone River was so significant because it was the cause of a great geological revolution that brought new species to the Mediterranean. The ending of this revolution marked the transition from the Miocene epoch to the Pliocene epoch. 2. The discovery of the salt domes was significant because the presence of these salt domes were very unexpected. Salt is generally found along the coast lines, especially in lagoons such as the Gulf of Mexico. It was unique that salt was found under the abysmal plains of the Mediterranean. 3. The gravel was made up of only three different types of rocks: oceanic basalt, hardened oceanic ooze and gypsum. It was so unique because it contained an unusual dwarf fauna of small shells and snails. 4. The inland sea would eventually become a salt lake where the brine would be dense enough to precipitate into gypsum. The Meditarranean would continue to evaporate until it was completely gone. 5.
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