My brother, and Chief Partner in Grime, Brooks, brought this one to my attention. Pretty wild news. It's just too bad we won't be around to sail upon, dive in or fish it. Although, we did hear rumors that Donald Trump is already in negotiations with the Ethiopian government to acquire the entire region for coastal development that will include a chain of mega-casinos and super-duper Wal-Marts. At least we've got that going for us.
Ethiopian rift that researchers say will eventually become a new ocean. Photo: University of Rochester
But seriously -- A new study involving an international team of scientists, and as reported in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, finds the processes creating the rift are nearly identical to what goes on at the bottom of oceans, further indication a sea is in the region's future.
and GO STEELERS!