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Utrecht,
17
December
2014
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On March 11th, 2011, a 9-magnitude earthquake off the Japanese east coast triggered a devastating tsunami. Joint research by the Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), the University of Angers (France), NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and Utrecht University showed that this tsunami resulted in a large-scale reworking and reorganization of the sea floor. Surprisingly, within five months after the impact, the animal community at the sea floor looked again healthy at the most severely impacted coastal sites, but at stations further away from the coast and in deeper water, the biological community was still markedly different from the community before the tsunami. The results of this research are now published in the prestigious journal Nature Scientific Reports.

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