Dr. Uri Shattner

  • ThinkstockPhotos 823823378The Mediterranean Sea is 100 million years younger than we previously thought, meaning that it is “only” 150 million years old. This finding emerged from a new study published in the prestigious journal Earth-Science Reviews by Dr. Amit Segev of the Geological Institute, Prof. Eytan Sass of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Dr. Uri Shattner of the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences. The study was presented two weeks ago at a conference of the British Geological Society devoted to the subject of gas in the Mediterranean. Senior figures from the major energy companies also attended the conference. The age of the Mediterranean is an important factor in the models used for gas and oil searches, and accordingly the claim that the sea is 100 million years younger than previously assumed changes the basic rules used until now. 

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