Thursday, 5 April 2012
Darkeys Spur's rock record of sea level change
Kyle Bland of GNS Science has mapped the geology of Hawkes Bay in detail. He showed me what there is to see at Darkeys Spur, and also led our recent Geocamp visit there.
previous blog post) the deepest water deposits are grey muds with occasional oyster shells.
Rock records that show cycles of sea level change are also found along the Wanganui coast for example at Ototoka Beach. They offer a globally significant geological insight into the way polar ice sheets have expanded and retreated during repeated ice ages.