Lost continent beneth Mauritius gets lots of attention
The new article from Trond H. Torsvik et al about Mauritia - the lost continent in the Indean Ocean gets a lot of attention from the press worldwide. Latest is an article in the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel, one of Europe's largest publications of its kind. Very latest in the CNN.
Typical view of Mauritius beachfront with volcanic mountains in background. The basaltic lavas constituting these mountains formed no older than 9 million years ago. Photo; Susan J. Webb, Prof., University of the Witwatersrand
The original scientific article from Ashwal/Wiedenbeck/Torsvik was published in the open source scientific journal Nature Communications (www.nature.com/ncomms) on the January 31, with the reference:
- Ashwal, L,D., Wiedenbeck, M. & T.H. Torsvik. 2017. Archaean zircons in Miocene oceanic hotspot rocks establish ancient continental crust beneath Mauritius. Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/NCOMMS14086
See some of the press coverage articles:
In the Indian Ocean, Fragments of a Continent Where They Should Not Be, New York Times, 3.2.2017
'Lost continent' found under Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, CNN, 3.2.2017.
Researchers confirm 'lost continent' below Mauritius, CBC News, Radio Canada, 2.2.2017
Uralt-Kontinent versteckt sich unter Tropeninsel, Spiegel, 1.2.2017
Mauritia, el 'continente desconocido' bajo el Océano Índico, elmundo.es, 1.2.2017
Traces of a lost continent found in Indian Ocean, Sign of the Times, 31.1.2017
Crystals carried in lava reveal a hidden continent, Daily Mail, 31.1.2017
Lost fragments of a 3-billion-year-old continent may be trapped beneath the island of Mauritius, International Business Times, 31.1.2017