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Mountain growth helped spawn fish diversity in New Zealand

14 / 12 / 2015, Eureka Alert

The growth of mountain ranges on New Zealand's South Island directly influenced the evolution of different freshwater fish species in the region, according to new University of Otago-led research.The findings are published online this week in Nature Geoscience. The study provides an example of how natural changes in the Earth's landscape and topography can help shape and increase local biodiversity.

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