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Kelp DNA records destructive power of ancient earthquake

June 9, 2019 - General

One of the most memorable and astonishing aspects of the recent Kaikoura earthquake was the sudden uplift of the sea floor, which left populations of coastal species like kelp and shellfish literally high and dry.

Otago biologists (Professor Jon Waters and PhD student Elahe Parvizi) sampling kelp on the southern New Zealand
coast that was uplifted by the Akatore earthquake around 1000 years ago. The uplifted rocky bench…

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Source: archeo

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