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This Seawater Is 20,000 Years Old, and Has Remained Untouched Since the Last Ice Age
livescience.com ^ | May 26, 2019 08:57am ET | Brandon Specktor,

Posted on 05/27/2019 5:50:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin

The researchers found their watery prize while drilling sediment core samples out of the underwater limestone deposits that make up the Maldives archipelago in South Asia. After hauling each core onto their research vessel, the team sliced up the rock like a tube of cookie dough and put the pieces into a hydraulic press that squeezed any remnant moisture out of the pores.

When the researchers tested the composition of these fresh-pressed water samples aboard their ship, they were surprised to find that the water was extremely salty — far saltier than the Indian Ocean is today. They did more tests back on land to look at the specific elements and isotopes (versions of elements) that made up the water, and all the results seemed out of place in the modern ocean.

In fact, everything about these water samples indicated that they came from a time when the ocean was significantly saltier, colder and more chlorinated — exactly as it is thought to have been during the Last Glacial Maximum, when ice sheets sucked up ocean water and dropped sea levels to hundreds of feet below current levels.

"From all indications, it looks pretty clear we now have an actual piece of this 20,000-year-old ocean," lead study author Clara Blättler, an assistant professor of geophysical sciences at the University of Chicago, said in a statement.

If these results indeed hold water, the new samples provide the first direct look at how the ocean reacted to the geophysical swings of the last ice age. This understanding could lead to improved climate models to help understand our own changing world, Blättler said, as "any model you build of the climate has to be able to accurately predict the past."

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; crevo; godsgravesglyphs; iceage; maldives; oldearthspeculation; seawater
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1 posted on 05/27/2019 5:50:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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I would hope they try several different methods to extract the water to determine if it was picking up undissolved salt out of the sample compromising the results.


2 posted on 05/27/2019 6:01:41 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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This understanding could lead to improved climate models to help understand our own changing world, Blättler said, as "any model you build of the climate has to be able to accurately predict the past."

Something the Global Warming catastrophist could learn.

But if they did they would have to find a new way to make a living.

3 posted on 05/27/2019 6:06:38 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit)
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To: SunkenCiv

*ping*


4 posted on 05/27/2019 6:08:59 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Who will think of the gerbils ? Just say no to Buttgiggity !)
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To: mountainlion

bttt


5 posted on 05/27/2019 6:10:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Freshman Geology: Hutton’s Theory of Uniformitarianism. all Climate Hystericists should take Geology. This is data before Mann’s hockey stick, but doesn’t agree with the Green New Deal..Hmmm.


6 posted on 05/27/2019 6:18:47 AM PDT by richardtavor
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"any model you build of the climate has to be able to accurately predict the past."

Not for leftards. Their models have to predict exactly what they want them to predict: enough disaster to cause enough fear and guilt, in order to achieve socialism and statism.

7 posted on 05/27/2019 6:52:46 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: mountainlion

“I would hope they try several different methods to extract the water to determine if it was picking up undissolved salt out of the sample compromising the results.”

We must hope the researches considered your idea, and acted on it.

Unfortunately hope is all we have, as so often today scientists get slip shop with their research once a single new finding is made. Then it becomes time not for further checking, but for being the first to publish, so their published works can get them government approvals for more grants.


8 posted on 05/27/2019 7:02:08 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; ...
Thanks fieldmarshaldj.

9 posted on 05/27/2019 7:55:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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Whoops, got distracted, used wrong ping list.

10 posted on 05/27/2019 7:57:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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Whoops, got distracted, used wrong ping list.

11 posted on 05/27/2019 7:57:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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12 posted on 05/27/2019 7:58:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: mjp
Not for leftards. Their models have to predict exactly what they want them to predict: enough disaster to cause enough fear and guilt, in order to achieve larger grants and more robust stipends plus socialism and statism.
13 posted on 05/27/2019 8:00:10 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: richardtavor

I seems to recall several years ago they found a massive under ground lake near the arctic circle that was even older. The Russians were going to go in probe it and they were trying to figure out how to do it because any opening would contaminate it. I never saw how any more information.


14 posted on 05/27/2019 8:01:24 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: BenLurkin

Wasn’t this a Northern Exposure episode?


15 posted on 05/27/2019 8:25:30 AM PDT by Salamander (Death makes angels of us all, and give us wings where we once had shoulders, smooth as ravens' claws)
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Here’s a source for further research.

“Lake Vostok”

https://www.damninteresting.com/raiders-of-the-lost-lake/


16 posted on 05/27/2019 8:26:00 AM PDT by logi_cal869 (-cynicus the "concern troll" a/o 10/03/2018 /!i!! &@$%&*(@ -)
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To: BenLurkin
Am I the only one to realize that this has never turned out well in any science fiction movie with such a discovery in it's plot?

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17 posted on 05/27/2019 8:26:47 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: mjp

Not for leftards. Their models have to predict exactly what they want them to predict: enough disaster to cause enough fear and guilt, in order to achieve socialism and statism.

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Science is settle because we say so = tax payer grant funded “studies” and “research”.


18 posted on 05/27/2019 8:29:38 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: SunkenCiv

Keep trying........


19 posted on 05/27/2019 8:31:31 AM PDT by deport
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To: Pontiac
...Blättler said, as "any model you build of the climate has to be able to accurately predict the past."

Something the Global Warming catastrophist could learn. But if they did they would have to find a new way to make a living.

Ummm, they're have to find a new way to scam people.

20 posted on 05/27/2019 8:31:48 AM PDT by GOPJ (MSNBC bimbos stand WITH illegals against Americans and WITH China against our companies.)
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