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23 - Oceania_April_12_10 - Oceania: Australia, New Zealand,...

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Oceania: Australia, New  Oceania: Australia, New  Zealand, and the Pacific Zealand, and the Pacific
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Oceania: Geographical  Oceania: Geographical  Setting Setting Region covers ¼ of the Earth’s  surface Pacific Ocean serves as both a link  and a barrier –  conduit for  communication: visiting, trading and raiding;  sea life - food Many different overlapping place  names
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Oceania: Landforms Oceania: Landforms Continent Formation Australia: broke free from Gondwana Great Barrier Reef: Longest coral reef in  world; shunts warm water to the south,  but dying slowing due to pollution Eastern Highlands – Great Dividing  Range
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Oceania Oceania Island Formation Some are remnants of Gondwana  landmass: - New Guinea, New Caledonia, Islands of Fiji  Some created via volcanic action: part of  the Pacific Ring of Fire (zones where 
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course GEOG 040 taught by Professor Siehl,georgehenr during the Spring '07 term at Penn State.

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23 - Oceania_April_12_10 - Oceania: Australia, New Zealand,...

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