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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 […]

NZPA: Giant eagle ruled New Zealand skies

Peter Griffin posted in on September 14th, 2009.

A new study using medical technology – CT and CAT scans – has confirmed that the Haast eagle, which became extinct 500 years ago, was able to kill the giant moa and even small children. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Scientists have known about the existence of Haast’s eagle since 1871 based on excavated […]

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