13-06-19 kelp Jon Waters.mp3
Tracing earthquakes using kelp DNA with Professor Jon Waters13-06-19 kelp Jon Waters.mp3
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Professor Jonathan Waters from the University of Otago has concluded that Dunedin was hit by a high magnitude earthquake around 1000 years. His unique method of measuring historic coastal earthquakes compares the genetic properties of uplifted kelp populations.This research bears domestic and international implications for detecting previously unknown locations that are prone to earthquakes.