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Eustatic sea level 120,000 years ago on oahu, hawaii.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17756756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Extensive dating of the fossil corals associated with the Waimanalo shoreline on Oahu has shown that 120,000 years ago the ocean was approximately 7.6 meters above its present level. Corals grown during that time constitute a major portion of the subaerial reef-derived material on the island, with exposures ranging from about 10 meters to near sea level. This evidence corroborates the notion that 120,000 years before the present was the last time during which the sea stood significantly higher than it does today. The reported benches at 3.7, 1.5, and 0.6 meters, if not of Recent origin, could be features created by brief halts of the sea during rapid regression shortly after the Waimanalo high stand.
Authors:
T L Ku; M A Kimmel; W H Easton; T J O'neil
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  183     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1974 Mar 
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Created Date:  2010-06-07     Completed Date:  2010-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  959-62     Citation Subset:  -    
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