Take the globe and rotate it towards the 170 ° East meridian. Point your finger at the sailors on a voyage known as “Forty Roars” due to the westerly wind. You will then find the island of New Zealand, which flies like a puzzle in the South Pacific.
It has a great view of the remote and tattooed areas in the basement. I took a deep journey to New Zealand’s South Island along the Catlins Desert where the strong winds and currents of the South Antarctic Sea make their way along the Kiwi coast. The 100km stretch is surrounded by a wide range of music halls, rock mounds, holes, pits, and holes. Its tropical jungle is full of fairy tale journeys where stone jumps, tree trunks, flakes, and green birds express their presence.
Within this coastal area, there is an exhibit of the birthplace of New Zealand. This occult landscape is home to the ancient mystery of Curio Bay, the site of one of the most beautiful, accessible, and rare forests in the world.
About 180 million years ago during the Jurassic period, the Curio Bay region was part of the eastern part of the greater Gondwana region, connecting Australia with Antarctica, where much of New Zealand was in the future under the waves. At the time, the area was a tropical volcanic coastal region surrounded by active volcanoes, which constantly destroyed the forest by massive volcanic eruptions. Covered with silt and silt, devoid of oxygen and silica from alluvial waters filled with volcanic ash, the detached poles harden and become rocks through an electrification process.
“The water filled with fused silica will enter the burial tree and then harden into the plant cells,” explains New Zealand astronomer, geologist, and anthropologist Dr. Mike Pole. “Over time, the plant itself will rot and the silica will harden in the holes. Ultimately this is a transformation of the plant, usually to the specifications of the cell.”
For 10,000 years, the oceans have been archaeological sites, breaking down mud and sandstone to reveal this small burial forest. What makes Curio Bay so unique is the vertical location of the forest as it is cut from underwater and volcanic ash, while other areas stand out, such as the Arizona Petroleum Forest and the Svalbard fossil. It is also one of the few in the world. According to the Geological Survey of New Zealand, “There are famous Jurassic period forests in the world and these are the most diverse and significant forests of all.”
Furthermore, although many of these forests are far from the modern growing forest nearby, the electrified forest of Curio Bay, the symbol of the forest, the ancient cysts of Gondwana, still has its descendants in the wild: ginkgo, conifers, and ferns. the current forest is here. About 80% of New Zealand’s trees, ferns, and flowering plants are plants that have begun to change over millions of years. In addition to the beech forest, the southern hemisphere has particular conifers, called podocarps, whose species have fringe, totara, matai, kahikatea, and miro, which reach their Gondwana genes.
In a geological study at the University of Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand, Dr. Vanessa Thorn concluded that this fossil forest is rarely considered the first growing place. Examination of the fossil forest in its original location, buried in a volcanic eruption in the sub-region, provides a better impression of its ecological system, than that of the fossil forest ex-situ, or improperly, when other things like chaos happen. community programs.
When New Zealand is connected to the Antarctic highlands of Gondwana, Thorn suggests that the forest grew at about 75-78 degrees Celsius, “well within the polar circle.” The ancestors of modern kauri trees and rims can quickly switch between long winter and permanent sunshine. “This is a big difference right now,” Thorn said. “No plant is known to be doing this right now.” This complexity adds to the uniqueness and scientific importance of the Curio Bay site.
While walking around the area, I found myself in a parking lot that had fallen into the sea. Today, thanks to its remote location and freshwater, the Catlins coast offers a vibrant freshwater habitat for New Zealand fur, southern elephant land, and the Hookers. Flying in this area are the world’s most rare Hector dolphins as well as the world’s rare penguin species, yellow hoihoho.
To the north, I planted Porpoise bay, where Hector dolphins catch waves and swimmers in the area. To the south stretches the stone platform of Curio Bay. As a former geologist and geologist, it was like finding a sacred garden in front of a castle. Looking at the ocean, I thought the water was rising and falling, covering the ground and coming back, responding to the movement of the tectonic plate as New Zealand slowly began. I felt the volcano behind me and the fate of this small forest that would be violently cut last time, and the sea rising to regain it.
I was horrified to see a tsunami warning sign on the ground. It is another part of the geological response, as New Zealand sits next to a volcanic, geothermal, and seismic volcano are known as the ring of fire that still causes catastrophic earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. as will happen when it is Curio Bay. Forest Forest was founded.
I followed the web to the cinema and joined other enthusiasts in the rocks looking at Curio Bay. Because of the clay on the shore, I first discovered this earth’s action. Hundreds of burning trees and shrubs fell in front of me. The volcanic eruption of the Gondwana volcano erupted south of Pompeii.
Waves arose and splashed on the edge of the platform as I lay on top of stamps emerging like small volcanoes. In her small space, I noticed a different change in color. Unlike the gray sandstone of the stone shelf, the holes are round orange with deep roots embedded in the stone. I was staring at the Jurassic tree ring.
I nodded and noticed the wooden ring and rubbed my finger along the texture line of the prosthetic tree trunk, feeling the bark. Some bars run like a railroad crossing at sea, others coming out, crossing at the side. This ancient forest is filled with a pool of rocky outcrops filled with sandbags and a necklace of Neptune barley (Hormosira bank), a native of Sir Joseph Banks who accompanied Captain Cook on his voyage. HMS effort.