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Oldest Fossil Flax Snails Found At Mangere

Thursday, 24 December 2020, 2:40 pm | Geomarine Research

Two fossil specimens of one of New Zealand’s most iconic invertebrates, the flax snail/pupuharakeke have been discovered in shell sand recently excavated from shafts at Watercare’s Māngere Wastewater Treatment Plant. The flax snail ( Placostylus ... More >>

Northland's Displaced Land Explained by Obduction

Friday, 6 October 2017, 9:28 am | Geomarine Research

Most of Northland is composed of giant slabs of rock that were pushed up out of the ocean and slid hundreds of kilometres southwest into the region says Auckland geologist Bruce Hayward in his new book Out of the Ocean into the Fire . This process known ... More >>

New Zealand Can Expect a Megathrust Earthquake

Monday, 9 May 2016, 11:39 am | Geomarine Research

Research published this week in the Bulletin of the Geological Society of America has found evidence that at least ten huge earthquakes have impacted Hawkes Bay in the last 7500 years. Research leader, Dr Bruce Hayward of Geomarine Research, Auckland, ... More >>

Moa Footprints Discovered in West Auckland

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 9:46 am | Geomarine Research

Some of the oldest moa footprints ever recorded have been recognised in cross-section in a road cutting in west Auckland. Auckland geologist, Dr Bruce Hayward has this week published his description of up to eight moa footprints from 1-2 million year ... More >>

Recent Deep Sea Extinction Much Bigger than Thought

Thursday, 11 April 2013, 10:03 am | Geomarine Research

Some of the shells of the amobe-like foraminifera that became extinct on the floor of the world’s oceans between 1 million and 600,000 years ago. Each shell is 0.2-0.5 mm long. More >>

Recent Deep Sea Extinction Much Bigger Than Thought

Thursday, 11 April 2013, 10:01 am | Geomarine Research

A team of Auckland-based geologists from Geomarine Research have just published a 400 page book that shows that the last major extinction period in the deep sea had a much bigger impact than previously thought. The book, published by the Cushman ... More >>

Clues to Auckland’s past uncovered at Buckland’s Beach

Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 4:41 pm | Geomarine Research

“A small intertidal reef at the north end of Bucklands Beach, Pakuranga, holds important clues to what Auckland was like 5000 years ago,” says Auckland marine geologist Bruce Hayward of Geomarine Research. Together with local marine biologist ... More >>

More Volcanoes Recognised In Auckland

Wednesday, 9 November 2011, 9:48 am | Geomarine Research

Twelve months after recognising a hidden volcano beneath Grafton in Auckland City, Bruce Hayward and his colleagues from Geomarine Research have done it again. This time they have identified four more, previously unknown volcanic craters in the southern ... More >>

New sea squirt arrival in Northland

Sunday, 6 September 2009, 11:51 am | Geomarine Research

“A recent survey of the northern tip of Northland has shown that the Australian sea squirt cunjevoi is spreading only slowly around the coast”, marine scientist Dr Bruce Hayward told the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Conference in Auckland ... More >>