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TVNZ/NZPA: Scientists discredit Moa’s Ark theory

Peter Griffin posted in on May 5th, 2010.

Scientists from Massey University are disputing the hypothesis that New Zealand’s flora and fauna have evolved without much external influence since the breakup of Gondwana some 80 million years ago. Looking at the genetics of some of New Zealand’s birds, including the moa, Haast eagle (both extinct) and some kiwi populations, they say that New […]

NZ Herald/NZPA: Geologists show how NZ and Australia broke apart

Peter Griffin posted in on March 25th, 2010.

A mathematical model which was created to show how Australia and New Zealand originally broke apart suggests the same process may currently be happening in South America. Australia and New Zealand began breaking up over 100 million years ago, when the rate of descent of descent between the Pacific and Gondwana plates slowed, causing the […]

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