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Re: epicontinental seas
On Mon, 13 Mar 1995, Bonnie Blackwell, x 3332 wrote:
> actually there are one ro two epicontinental seas:
> hudson's bay in norther canada
> north sea, near europe.
> Bonnie Blackwell, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Dept of Geology, (718) 997-3332
> Queens College, City University of New York, fax: 997-3349
> Flushing, NY 11367-1597
Yes, but Hudson Bay and North Sea are very small compared to
many epicontinental seas. Also, these areas probably
were covered when epicontinental seas were more expansive--so the total
effect included these areas plus much more. Compared to most of the
Phanerozoic the Present is an unusual time for epicontinental seas.
Also both Hudson Bay and the North Sea are in relatively high
latitudes. This post comes from Wisconsin where I would be getting my
feet wet if this were the Silurian.