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Newly discovered underwater volcanoes could be a biological hotspot • Earth.com

A research expedition led by Australian National University (ANU) has discovered a ‘lost ocean world’ of underwater volcanoes about 250 miles off the coast of Tasmania. The scientists were aboard the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) research vessel Investigator mapping the seafloor when they came across the previously unknown seamount chain. The volcanic […]

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The ‘lost world’ of underwater volcanoes is a hotspot for humpback whales

A recently discovered ‘lost world’ of underwater volcanoes teems with diverse marine life above and below the waves. Scientists aboard the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) ship Investigator mapping the seafloor discovered a diverse chain of volcanic seamounts located in deep water about 400 km east of Tasmania. Although these water mountains reach […]

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Scientists discover a ‘lost world’ of underwater VOLCANOES – and it’s a hotspot for humpback whales

The Lost World was discovered about 400km east of Tasmania A map of the lost world ( Image: CSIRO) Scientists have discovered a “lost volcanic world” off the coast of Tasmania, which is teeming with marine life. The Lost World was discovered about 400km east of Tasmania, by researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial […]

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An incredible “lost world” of underwater volcanoes discovered at the bottom of the ocean

Hidden beneath the waves off the east coast of Australia, scientists have discovered a “lost world” of epic volcanic peaks buried beneath the Tasman Sea, never before seen by human eyes. This chain of volcanic seamounts – underwater mountains formed by ancient, extinct volcanoes – rise about 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) above the ocean floor. […]