Mountains with Ocean Fossils
I looked for the answer everywhere, and then i found this
site and i thought you might know the answer. So, can you explain why
fossils of marine animals are found in places where no oceans exist? can
you provide a reference specifically into glaciation?
At certain periods in the history of the earth, places that are now land
were covered by a shallow sea. Much of the United States was once
underwater. This is not something that is directly related to glaciation.
Richard Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
Chemical Separations Group
Chemistry Division CHM/200
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439
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