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13-06-19 kelp Jon Waters.mp3

Tracing earthquakes using kelp DNA with Professor Jon Waters

13-06-19 kelp Jon Waters.mp3 mp3, 6.5 MB
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.