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From Arctida to the Present-Day Arctic

... Silurian thermophilic corals, known to have formed 430 million years ago, were found on Kotelny Island (the New Siberian Islands, 76° N) in the habitat conditions similar to those presently characteristic of the Australian Great Barrier Reef! In search of Arctida The existence of the ancient Precambrian continent, often called Arctida, has been inferred by many researchers studying geological structures in the Arctic (Zonenshain, Natapov 1987). The paleocontinent breakup resulted from rifting processes,...

Modified: 30.08.2015
Arctic , Arctic Ocean , geology of the Arctic region , Arctida , paleogeodynamic reconstruction , continental shelf , Lomonosov Ridge , Mendeleev Rise
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