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Antarctic Volcano Seamounts Present Many Riddles To Volcanologists
2013-10-18 05:20:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When you think of the Antarctic, images of snow, ice and glaciers are the usual associations. We forget that it is also a region of fire, dotted with volcanoes on the mainland and the surrounding islands. Some of these volcanoes are extinct and some are still active, such as the Marie Byrd Seamounts in the Amundsen Sea. Today, their summit plateaus are at depths of 7,800 - 5,200 feet, making them difficult to reach with conventional...

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2009-01-21 14:29:31

The fossil of a lizard-like New Zealand reptile has been identified by a team of scientists from UCL (University College London), University of Adelaide, and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The fossil, dating back 18 million years, has triggered fresh arguments over whether the continent was fully submerged some 25 million years ago. Today, the endangered New Zealand tuatara (Sphenodon) is a lizard-like reptile that is the only survivor of a group that was globally widespread at...

2008-10-01 15:00:44

By WINDER, Virginia This article was written by a contributor. It is not to be reproduced without permission from the Taranaki Daily News and charges may be incurred. ------------------------------------------------------------ NEW Zealand is the land of plenty. The challenge now is to use what we've got, says GNS principal scientist Ian Graham. He is the editor of a just- released book called A Continent on the Move: New Zealand Geoscience into the 21st Century. The 387-page book...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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