Was the Strait of Gibraltar ever a land bridge keeping the Mediterranean dry?
Yes!Between about 5.9 and 5.4 million years ago, the Strait of Gibraltar closed, allowing the Mediterranean to dry completely. Geologists have found evidence of this in halite - salt xrystal deposits - that are three kilometers thick in some places. Further reading: http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2010/06/11 … terranean/
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