Sunken 8th continent reveals its buried secrets

A journey to plumb the remote ocean magnitudes has revealed that Earth does indeed has only one eighth continent.

A nine-week travel took scientists from around the world to teach and search the seafloor off New Zealand and Australia. They found evidence of land-based relics, uncovering that the ancient landmass wasn’t always lay beneath the waves.

“Zealandia, a sunken continent long misplaced beneath the atlantic provinces, is giving up its 60 million-year-old mysteries through scientific ocean drilling, ” Jamie Allan, platform head in the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Discipline, said in a statement.[ Photos: The World’s Weirdest Geological Formations]

Lost 8th continent

More From LiveScience

Read more: http :// science/ 2017/09/ 29/ sunken-8th-continent-reveals-its-buried-secrets. html