Red Sea Drillings

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Science  26 Jan 1973:
Vol. 179, Issue 4071, pp. 377-380
DOI: 10.1126/science.179.4071.377


Recent drilling in the Red Sea has shown that much of the basin is underlain by evaporites of a similar age to that of evaporites found in the Mediterranean Sea. These evaporites and their structural positions indicate that other brine areas are present—and, indeed, several others have been discovered.