Scientists find new evidence on Australia's slow trip across the Pacific | Pacific Beat

Scientists find new evidence on Australia's slow trip across the Pacific

Scientists find new evidence on Australia's slow trip across the Pacific

Updated 20 November 2012, 18:05 AEST

Australia marine research ship Southern Surveyor has docked in Brisbane with a team of Australian and international scientists who have conducted research in the Coral Sea.

They focused on a little explored region between the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia taking rock samples from the ridges and plateaus on the seafloor at depths of up to 3.5 kilometres.

The Chief Scientist aboard, Doctor Maria Seton from the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney, explained the voyage to Steve Rice.

Presenter: Steve Rice

Speaker: Doctor Maria Seton speaking from the deck of the Southern Surveyor

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