Taking a look at Google Earth the straits between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean are not very deep.

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The sealevel during the last glaciation was 120 meters lower than the present level.

Was the Caribbean Sea a closed or semi-closed sea during the last glaciation or the straits were deep enough to make it a connected sea?


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Thanks to @Eartworm I learned today I was totally incorrect: the straits are more than 2000 meters deep.

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Tool to see bathymetry, navionics.com

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    $\begingroup$ Just sayin' it's not a citeable source for bathymetry, strictly spoken, though the data in there is surely better than google (o wonder) because based on official nautical charts. $\endgroup$
    – user22279
    Apr 22, 2021 at 18:01
  • $\begingroup$ @Earthworm I took the liberty of including it as an answer, even short. Thanks, I was totally wrong. $\endgroup$
    – user20559
    Apr 22, 2021 at 18:05

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