Tethys Sea

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Tethys Sea

the sea that lay between LAURASIA and GONDWANALAND. see CONTINENTAL DRIFT.
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First described by Melchior Neumayr in 1885 (3) as a Jurassic seaway, the Tethys Ocean was the large ocean body between the ancient continents of Gondwana and Laurasia.
At the end of the Cretaceous Period when these hadrosaurs lived, the Afro-Arabian continent was separated from the northern continents by the wide Tethys Ocean. How these dinosaurs managed to cross this barrier is the interesting question this discovery provides us with, a geologist and discoverer of the fossils described in the paper, Axel Hartman adds.
"At the end of the Cretaceous Period when these hadrosaurs lived, the Afro-Arabian continent was separated from the northern continents by the wide Tethys Ocean. "How these dinosaurs managed to cross this barrier is the interesting question this discovery provides us with," a geologist and discoverer of the fossils described in the paper, Axel Hartman, adds.
The forerunner of the Indian Ocean, called the Tethys Ocean, shrank around this time as the early African and Eurasian continents drifted together.
Anglesey Aquaculture managing director John Watters felt it was right the question of how the cash was spent should be put to the farm's former owners but said grant money had "no connection" with the current business, acquired by parent company Tethys Ocean (Linnaeus) on January 5 last year.
On January 5 last year, Selonda UK Ltd's assets were acquired by Tethys Ocean, the aquaculture division of Linnaeus.
Last year, US-headquartered Intrexon bought 48.63m Aqua Bounty shares, equal to a 47.56% stake, from Linnaeus Capital Partners BV and its subsidiary Tethys Ocean BV for USD6m (EUR4.6m) and then offered to acquire the rest of the stock at the same price of USD0.123 apiece.
The existence of the Tethys Ocean was first postulated and named (after a goddess of rivers rather than seas) by the geologist Eduard Suess in 1893 as a sea between the supercontinents Gondwana and Angaraland (later called Laurasia).The existence of shallow seas in the past has been enormously significant geologically (for example, in identifying oil-bearing strata), yet Tethys, which came into being about 256 million years ago and started closing up only in the past ten million years, is nevertheless one detail albeit an important one--in the larger story of continental drift, itself until recently sidelined by plate tectonics.
Either that, he added, or maybe at some point the level of the prehistoric Tethys Ocean that separated southern and northern continents was so low that islands were temporarily connected by land - and animals could basically walk on the sea floor.
There was Tethys Ocean in the South of the valley and it used to have lagoons.
During the Cretaceous Period (145-65 million years ago), the Gondwana super-continent began to split into several continental plates, the Tethys Ocean floor began to subduct beneath the southern margin of Eurasia, and, as the Tethys Ocean became narrower, the Indian Plate moved northward.
The Tethys ocean and the evolving North Atlantic Ocean have only one marine link in the Jurassic-Cretaceous: the seaway around the Iberian plate.