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Re: Ice Sheets Caused Massive Sea Level Change During Late Cretaceous



On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, Colin McHenry wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Collinson <Chris_Collinson@monarch.net>
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
> Date: Tuesday, 2 March 2004 1:04
> Subject: Re: Ice Sheets Caused Massive Sea Level Change During Late
> Cretaceous
> >
> >Cool! (pun intended) But if the ice sheets did not extend to the coast, how
> >are the dropstones in the plesiosaur calving grounds of Australia
> explained?
> 
> Is this heresay, or is there a reference for either or both of these
> suppositions?

The reference about the coast is in the original news release:

 http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/newsroom/pr.cfm?ni=53
 ...
 The scientists propose that the ice sheets were restricted in area to
 Antarctica and were ephemeral. The ice sheets would not have reached the
 Antarctic coast, explaining the relative warmth in Antarctica, but still
 could significantly alter global sea level.