Desiccation in the Classroom

How the Messinian Salinity Crisis relates to different subjects:

It is the only known desiccation event that we know of to have such a high magnitude and to have happened on that short of a timescale.

       Messinian Salinity Crisis Website
       Wikipedia--MSC article
       Salinity Website
       Wikipedia--Salinity article
       Geologic Timescale

MSC Model
A model of the Messinian Salinity Crisis by University of Maryland: College Park Graduate Student Lisa Murphy. It can be viewed here.