The sinking of Zealandia: the discovery and history of the 7th continent and implications for New Zealand
New Zealand and New Caledonia are the emergent parts (This illustrated talk will explain how Zealandia came to be recognised, and how and why this continent became largely submergent. The implications for New Zealand and New Caledonia are profound, especially for the origins of native terrestrial plants and animals. There may be untapped natural resources of continental proportion along the submarine margins of sunken Zealandia, just as there is for all other continents. Exploration is only just beginning.
Friday 17 February 2012
6pm to 7.30pm
BIRKBECK UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
(ENTRANCE FROM TORRINGTON SQ)
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