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Alfred Wegener Research Paper

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Alfred Wegener’s theory about the continents moving was continental drift. He based his argument over the observation the many of the coastlines on opposite sides of the ocean fit together. This observation and the idea that continents had once been joined, had been made previously. Abraham Ortelius a Flemish mapmaker from and geographer in the 1500s Pointed out that the coasts of the Americas and Europe and Africa matched and this suggested they had been torn apart from each other. Alfred also noticed that fossils similar to each other were being found oceans apart. He tried to explain this by hypothesizing that a very long time ago all of Earth’s continents were joined and made one giant supercontinent named Pangaea. His theory was that at
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