The technical report of their findings ("...and their speculations
....") was published in the April 1997 issue of Marine Geology.
Interestingly, this is the same Bill Ryan who was one of the leaders of
the Glomar Challenger team that made the discovery that about 5 to 6
million years ago the Mediterranean dried up, and subsequently refilled
(the Messinian Salinity crisis.) .
James Taggart wrote:
> For the more pop-culturally minded of you, I discovered an article
> this in the January 1999 issue of Discover magazine (Special Issue:
> year ins science). Should still be on the newsstands.