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Underwater Antarctic volcanoes discovered 12 July 2011

Posted by admin in Antarctica, current research, volcanology.

Just a brief note (for now) on what looks to be a fascinating discovery. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey have discovered previously unknown underwater volcanoes in Antarctica. During research cruises in RRS James Clark Ross the BAS team discovered no fewer than twelve sub-sea volcanoes, some up to 3 km high, with at least one showing signs of recent activity. The volcanoes were identified in the Southern Ocean near the South Sandwich Islands, using shipboard 3D seafloor mapping technology.

Huge volcanoes mapped in sea near Antarctica – MSNBC, 11 July 2011
Antarctic survey finds undersea volcanoes – UPI, 11 July 2011

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