Search for the lost continent of Zealandia: Scientific mission sets sail to try to uncover the secrets of land mass that once joined Australia and New Zealand that broke apart and sank 75 million years ago



Australia and New Zealand were once joined by a massive land bridge that disappeared 75million years ago.
Now, a team of scientists have set sail to discover the secrets of the mysterious land of Zealandia, which snapped off in an earth shattering event and sank into the sea.
The Australian National University team hope their mission will also produce new knowledge about the Pacific 'Ring of Fire', the hotspot for volcanoes and earthquakes and developed after Zealandia collapsed.
The Ring of Fire appeared to come into existence 53 million years ago, when Zealandia is believed to have... read more

 
28 July 2017 in Travel, Views: 57
Source: Daily Mail
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