Scientists have discovered that the Atlantic Ocean is shrinking

Time will tell

Stars Insider

07/03/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Water bodies

Our global landscape, separated by oceans as we know it today, wasn't always so. Distinct continents are a more recent phenomenon, because way back when the Earth's landmass belonged to one big supercontinent called Pangaea (or Pangea). You might vaguely remember something about it from geography class, but, as a refresher, Pangaea broke up around 175 million years ago, in the Middle Jurassic period. What happened? Tectonic activity, i.e. the Earth's plates moving and shifting to form the world's oceans. But as our climate changes and plate movement picks up, could we be in danger of the reverse occurring, with the disappearance of the Atlantic Ocean a possibility?

Click on to discover the odds of the Atlantic Ocean becoming a distant memory.

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