Monday, August 25, 2008

Shhh, Submariners! Ever Done Zechstein Sea Ops?

The North Sea is an epeiric sea of the Atlantic Ocean. Located atop part of Europe's continental shelf, it's depth averages a mere 100 m (325 ft), with a 700 m (2300 ft) maximum. Some areas are as shallow as a scant 15 m (49 ft).

If you ever traversed the North Sea in a sub, and submarines have done so since before WW1, you can safely say you have participated in Zechstein Sea Ops. The Zechstein Sea once covered what now includes the North Sea, lowland areas of Britain and the north European plain through Germany and Poland.

The Sundance Sea was also an epeiric sea. This one was located in North America during the mid to late Jurassic Period. It was an arm of the current Arctic Ocean extending southward through present day western Canada into the central western US. Sedimentary rocks formed from Sundance Sea bottom mud well before the Rocky Mountains existed are now rock formations 12,500 above sea level. If you know anyone who can honestly say he submarined in the Sundance Sea, you are talking to an ancient submariner.

Has Vigilis ever submarined the Zechstein Sea? Possibly. Submarines are always silent and strange.



At 26 August, 2008 14:21, Blogger NavyCS said...

I wonder if the sounds made millions of years ago are still bouncing around the sea...

At 26 August, 2008 17:45, Blogger Vigilis said...

Navycs, that's probably what killed off extinct sea creatures.
Greenpeace would know for sure. They certainly seem to know everything.

At 27 August, 2008 09:55, Blogger NavyCS said...

Ha! So true.


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