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Zealandia – pieces finally falling together for long-overlooked continent16 Feb 10:44pm

Zealandia – pieces finally falling together for long-overlooked continent

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The landmass – about two-thirds the size of Australia – of which 94% is under water, is a step closer to being recognised, scientists say Zealandia – a new continent submerged in the southwest Pacific – is a step closer to being recognised, the authors of a new scientific paper claim. A paper published in GSA Today, the journal of the Geological Society of America, contends that the vast, continuous expanse of continental crust, which centres on New Zealand, is distinct enough to constitute a separate continent.
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