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Snapshots

  1. Geologists

    Snapshot Title: Geologists
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Marlborough Beach, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    These scientists from Japan are collecting samples to analyse the effect on plants of the meteorite impact that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs



  2. raised marine platform

    Snapshot Title: raised marine platform
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Marlborough Beach, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    This flat area has been raised up out of the sea over thousands of years by earthquake uplift



  3. K-T boundary

    Snapshot Title: K-T boundary
    Taken by: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)

    Image: Marlborough Beach, New Zealand
    Image Owner: Julian Thomson (GNS Science)



    Description:

    The line separating the light Cretaceous and the dark Palaeocene rocks is the K - T boundary. the saw marks were created by geologists when they removed a slab from here for exhibit in the Australian ...