Littorina Sea


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Littorina Sea

 

(from the name of the mollusk Littorina littorea), a marine basin that existed in the Post-Ice Age (about 7,000–7,500 years ago), occupying the area of what is now the Baltic Sea. It formed as a result of the subsidence of the isthmus in the area of what is now the Denmark Strait and the restoration of the link between Lake Ancylus (which existed before the Littorina Sea) and the ocean. The Littorina Sea covered significant areas of what are now Finland and Sweden, which later rose above sea level as a result of the uplift of the earth’s crust. [14–16734]

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Sediments of the Littorina Sea transgression (5350-4850 BC) underlaid the cultural layer.
Mid-Holocene Littorina Sea transgressions based on stratigraphic studies in coastal lakes of NW Russia.--Geologiska Foreningens i Stockholm Forhandlingar, 126, 363-380.
The Deposits of Ancylus Lake and Littorina Sea in Estonia.
The transitional stage between the Ancylus Lake and Litorina Sea is the Mastogloia Sea, or the Early Littorina Sea (Berglund et al.
A so-called 'cobble pavement' could have been formed during the Littorina Sea transgression when sea water was able to erode glacial till at coastlines.
Generally it was assumed that Sambian deposits have started eroding since the Littorina Sea transgression.
Usually there are no hills on a sandy terrace formed during the maximal transgression of the Littorina Sea.
Pribrezhnye otlozheniya Antsilovogo ozera i Litorinovogo morya v Estonu [The Deposits of the Ancylus Lake and Littorina Sea in Estonia].