Drowning in questions

By Rebecca Priestley In Science

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23rd January, 2014
A map of undersea New Zealand shows the current land mass is the emergent part of a much larger continent. It extends past Chatham Island to the east, past Campbell Island to the south, northwest to New Caledonia, and in 1995 was named Zealandia. In 2001, Hamish Campbell and another geologist raised the idea that there might have been a time during which the entire Zealandia continent was underwater. Although no firm evidence of a total submergence has ever been found, as Campbell rightly points out in his new e-book, The Zealandia Drowning Debate, “science consists of ideas that ...

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