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Ups and downs in the Red Sea

Changes in past conditions in the Red Sea have been exploited to provide a detailed record of sea-level variation over much of the last glacial period. That record might tie in with events in the far south and north.

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Figure 1: Now and then at the Strait of Bab el Mandab, which is connected to the Indian Ocean through the Gulf of Aden.
Figure 2: Comparison of records from the Antarctic, the Red Sea and Greenland.


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