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Antarctica and continental drift The geologic evolution of Antarctica has followed a course similar to that of the other southern continents.
Similarity in patterns of crustal and biological evolution in the southern continents can be traced back some million years, and evolutionary courses began to diverge conspicuously by about 70 million years ago, late in the Mesozoic Era. Plant and animal migration routes that apparently had interconnected all the southern continents were largely cut off by the outset of the Cenozoic Era about 66 million years ago.
Antarctica became isolated with the opening of the Drake Passage between the continent and South America sometime between 49 million and 17 million years ago, a time when land mammals diversified and flourished elsewhere, populating all the other continents of the world.
Antarctica had long been thought to be a migratory path for marsupials moving between southern continents in early Cenozoic time. But documentation for the theory was not discovered untilwhen the first mammal remains, a marsupial fossilwere found on Seymour Island in the Weddell Sea.
Much of Antarctica was densely forested in Mesozoic times about million to 66 million years agodominated by southern conifers of podocarps and araucariaswith undergrowth of rainforest -type ferns.
Angiosperm trees, particularly the southern beechNothofagusappeared during the Cretaceous Period about million to 66 million years ago. According to some scientists, the discovery of Nothofagus pollen in the Transantarctic Mountains that dates to approximately 3 million years ago suggests that Nothofagus may have lingered as Antarctica drifted poleward, cooled, and became glaciated.
Remains of luxuriant extinct floras—as well as fossils of Mesozoic reptilesdinosaursand amphibians —have been discovered, and these compare so closely to those of other southern continents that many geologists have postulated former contiguity of these lands in a single giant continent called Gondwana.
Continental stratigraphic evidence and the dating of seafloors seem to indicate that the supercontinent broke apart along Jurassic rift faults million to million years ago and that fragments such as Africa and Australia separated from Antarctica in Jurassic to Cretaceous time about million to 66 million years ago and in the early Cenozoic Era.
Modern theory ties mobile zones to the interaction and jostling of immense crustal plates see plate tectonics. Modern plate boundaries may be far different from ancient ones presumably marked by old fold belts. Much research has been concentrated on attempting to match intercontinentally the detailed structure of opposed coasts, such as between Antarctica and Australia, in an effort to learn whether they had been actually connected before the latest cycle of crustal spreading from intervening mid-oceanic ridges.
Similarities between ancient mobile belts now suggest to some geologists that Antarctica may even have been connected to southwestern North America more than million years ago, in late Precambrian time. No one knows what important segments of the record lie concealed in buried ranges such as the Gamburtsev Mountainsthe topography of which has been mapped only by seismic reflections through the great East Antarctic Ice Sheet.
The extraordinarily thick cover, the extremely difficult working conditions, and the tremendous expense of mounting expeditions into remote areas have long held geologic knowledge of Antarctica far behind that of other continents. Great advances by geologists of many Antarctic Treaty nations, however, have yielded geologic maps of at least reconnaissance scale for virtually all exposed mountain areas.
From results mainly of British expeditions early in the 20th century, the concept arose that Antarctica is made up of two structural provinces—a long, stable Precambrian shield in East Antarctica and a much younger Mesozoic and Cenozoic mobile belt in West Antarctica—separated by the fault-block belt, or horstof the Transantarctic Mountains.
East and West Antarctica have come to be known respectively as the Gondwana and Andean provinces, indicating general affinities of each sector with other regions; that is, the east seems to have affinity with the Gondwana region of peninsular Indiaand the west seems to represent a southerly continuation of the South American Andes.
As new expeditions study and restudy each range in ever-increasing detail, concepts of the geologic structure are continually modified.
The average thickness of the terrestrial crust for both East and West Antarctica approximates that of other continents. Although it has been postulated that West Antarctica might be an oceanic island archipelago if the ice were to melt, its crustal thickness of about 20 miles indicates an absence of oceanic structure.
This thickness is similar to that of coastal parts of other continents. The crust thickens sharply along the Transantarctic Mountains front, possibly a deep crustal fault system, and averages about 25 miles thick in East Antarctica.
Significant earthquakes are not recorded along this or other known faults in Antarctica, the most seismically quiet of all continents, in which mostly minor activity is associated with surrounding oceanic ridges or volcanoes. However, the occurrence of one unusually large earthquake of magnitude 6.
Ancient marine and lake basins were filled with a variety of sedimentary and volcanic debris eroded from primeval lands. During mountain-building episodes these materials were complexly deformed and recrystallized deep within the crust to form, particularly in East Antarctica, great crystalline-rock complexes.
Again and again this cycle was repeated during the evolution of Antarctica. Mobility ceased approximately million years ago in the Transantarctic Mountains.Bermuda's Education in Public and Private Schools After secondary schooling at home or abroad, those qualified go overseas to universities.
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Some interesting facts about the Bermuda Triangle include that it is a triangular section of the Atlantic Ocean with the points of the triangle landing in Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Miami, Fla.
The area is rich with stories of unexplained disappearances of .
THE GEOGRAPHY. The Bermuda triangle lies vaguely to the east of Florida. Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and Miami are said to be the "points" of this legendary triangle. It is a region of around , square miles and is within the boundaries of the Atlantic Ocean.
The humid subtropical climate of the region brings with it heavy rainfall and high temperatures. 5 Interesting Facts About Bermuda. You are here: Home; Bermuda Tourist Information; 5 Interesting Facts About Bermuda; 6 I have always thought this was one of the many reasons why people believe there is a Bermuda Triangle.
Just a bunch of pirates really. The Isle of Devils, as it was called, was a strategic location when ships would sail.