First-of-its-kind study reveals surprising ecological effects of earthquake and tsunami

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First-of-its-kind study reveals surprising ecological effects of earthquake and tsunami

Posted: 02 May 2012 03:47 PM PDT

The reappearance of long-forgotten habitats and the resurgence of species unseen for years may not be among the expected effects of a natural disaster. Yet that’s exactly what researchers have found on the sandy beaches of south central Chile, after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake and devastating tsunami in 2010. Their study also revealed a preview of the problems wrought by sea level rise — a major symptom of climate change.
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