The drill ship JOIDES Resolution. Image supplied by John Beck, JOIDES Resolution Science Operator, Texas A&M University.

Unlocking the mysteries of Zealandia

An expedition involving ANU has helped to solve the mysteries of Zealandia, an underwater continent to the east of Australia, and of the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ which is a hotspot for volcanoes and earthquakes. Will Wright reports.

Earlier this year scientists documented an extraordinary discovery – Earth has a hidden eighth continent.