Guest Videos: Zealandia, the Eighth “Continent”


We have all heard the legend of Atlantis, but there really is an ancient sunken landmass just east of Australia that scientists, who just trekked there in 2017, call Zealandia.

Check it out!

GNS Science shows the economic zone in this video, as well more scientifically appropriate stuff, because this underwater extension of New Zealand was discovered and recognized under international law for economic reasons.

It’s not officially a continent yet, perhaps only because of how words and job descriptions are defined.

The region’s very complex and active geology is why New Zealand is above sea level today.

Zealandia did not go gently into the dark marine depths.


Featured image: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Public domain.


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