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New Ocean May Be Forming In The Desert: “Scientists studying a crevasse in the Ethiopian desert say we may be witnessing the birth of a future ocean. In 2005, a 35-mile-long rift broke open as two parts of the African continent separated. Researchers from several countries have confirmed that the volcanic processes at work beneath the Ethiopian rift are nearly identical to those at the bottom of the world's oceans. They say it is likely the beginning of a new sea. Host Liane Hansen talks with Professor Cynthia Ebinger of the University of Rochester about the event. “(NPR)

(Oh, as Prof. Ebinger points out, you would have to hold on to your landgrab for at least 100,000 years before you get your beachfront.)