Published On: Mon, Feb 12th, 2018

A Sinking Nation Of Tuvalu Has Grown In Size Instead Of Shrinking, A New Study Reveals

Tuvalu is growing and not shrinking.

A group of islands in the Pacific known as the nation of Tuvalu, which comprises of a group of low-lying isles, could disappear in a period time because of the rising of the sea level. However, new research indicates that the nation is growing and not shrinking, according to a new study. Tuvalu is also referred to as Ellice Islands and located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Australia and Hawaii.

The study published in the journal Nature Communications indicates that the small islands of Tuvalu have grown in size over the last four decades. The researchers from the University of Auckland have investigated the geography of Tuvalu’s nine atolls, including 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014, utilizing the satellite imagery and aerial photographs, according to Phys.org.

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A Sinking Nation Of Tuvalu Has Grown In Size Instead Of Shrinking, A New Study Reveals