Interesting information Leolaia.
Balaamsass, I am reading Storms of My Grandchildren : The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity, by James Hansen, and makes that point regarding the sea levels being lower during the last ice age. The levels stabilised a few thousand years ago, which is what allowed civilisations to develop as rapidly as they did. I agree that these Near Eastern flood legends probably relate back to the period of great floods at the end of the last ice age.
Ticker, you did hijack the thread, since you obviously did not read the article before making your comments. If you had you would realise how foolish the comment on fish is. Also, genetics variation show that all animals have not evolved in the last 4,400 years, and all canines are not related to a single pair of puppies from 4,400 years ago. You do not have to be afraid of reading the article, as it is not critical of the Biblical flood story, but rather of the concept of a global flood.