Coral Atoll Tuvalu

Tuvalu Islands Growing, Not Sinking

Tuvalu islands are growing, not sinking, according to reports in, PhysOrg 9 February 2018, and Science Alerts 15 February 2018, and Nature Communications doi:10.1038/s41467-018-02954-1, 9 February 2018. Tuvalu is one of many small Pacific Island nations that have been predicted to be swallowed up by rising sea levels caused by man-made global warming.  A team […]

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Giant Australian Reef

Giant reef found in northern Australia, according to a report in New Scientist, 30 April 2005, p6. Researchers from Geoscience Australia on a survey ship have found a huge, previously unnoticed patch of coral reefs covering over 80 square kilometres in the Gulf of Carpentaria, with a long 100 km platform reef extending westward from […]

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Kaikora Coast

Earthquake Lifts NZ Coast

Earthquake lifts NZ coast by metres, according to report in Geonet NZ 21 November 2016. Geologists have surveyed the coastline near the site of the Kaikoura Earthquake in New Zealand. They mapped the coastline from Conway River to Cape Campbell and took measurements of coastal uplift and report: “Our records measured the tide gauge at […]

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