Geological history of the South Coast explained

2015-11-19 06:00
PHOTO: supplied At Croc World (from left) Professor Mike Watkeys, Thobani Msabala and Iain Jenkies.

PHOTO: supplied At Croc World (from left) Professor Mike Watkeys, Thobani Msabala and Iain Jenkies.

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CROC World Conservation Centre recently hosted the latest in its series of monthly talks - this time it was a talk featuring Professor Mike Watkeys who spoke on “How the South Coast came to be the South Coast”.

Cara Giraudeu, from Olivia Jones Public­ Relations Consultancy, said Watkey’s began with the outline on the geological evolution of the South Coast from the time of the region’s oldest rocks until the present day.

“The talk offered a fascinating insight into the geological processes that created the landscape of the South Coast,” said Giraudeu.

The professor talked specifically about how the region’s continental crust was formed and the break up of the ancient supercontinent - Gondwana - an event that led to the creation of the current coastline.

Croc World hosts monthly talks, but this talk on the South Coast was the last for 2015.

After the talk guests asked questions and were then treated to scones and tea.

- Supplied.

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