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Cenozoic evolution of the Indonesian Throughflow and the origins of Indo-Pacific marine biodiversity: Mapping the biotic response to environmental change.
The mollusc Architectonica songoensis The coral Odontocyathus radiatus
(Martin 1914) Kali Songo,Java, Gerth, 1923 from East Kalimantan,
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The research aim of THROUGHFLOW is to establish a greater understanding of key processes in the biotic response of coral reefs to long-term environmental changes resulting from closure of the Indonesian Throughflow during the Oligocene-Miocene transition (~25 Million years ago). This will establish important baseline data on which researchers can model the impact of predicted environmental change on present reef ecosystems.