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18.03.21 Public talk: EXPLORING CONTINENT EIGHT

The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark presents:


EXPLORING CONTINENT EIGHT


  • How do geologists know there’s a 95% submerged continent, Te Riu-a-Maui / Zealandia, around New Zealand?

  • In this illustrated talk, Nick will describe the various satellite and ship tools that are used to explore the seafloor and obtain undersea rocks.

  • He will also explain how the big continental picture was assembled from many details, and give insights into the making of new maps of Zealandia.


A presentation by Nick Mortimer

Nick Mortimer is a geologist at GNS Science’s Dunedin office. He has worked on many aspects of onland and offshore regional geology and tectonics of New Zealand, Zealandia and the South West Pacific.





6 - 7pm Thursday 18 March

Oamaru Library, 62 Thames Street

Please note that events will be postponed during Covid-19 Alert Level 2 or higher!

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