Submergence of the Connecticut Coast

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Science  25 Jan 1963:
Vol. 139, Issue 3552, pp. 332-334
DOI: 10.1126/science.139.3552.332


Radiocarbon-dated samples show that the Connecticut coast has submerged about 9 feet in the last 3000 years and about 33 feet in the last 7000 years. The rate of submergence is similar to rates reported from other coasts. The finding strengthens the hypothesis that a worldwide postglacial rise of sea level is the cause.