Underwater Volcanoes

While cruising underwater, scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) stumbled across an explosive secret. Deep in the freezing water they found something unexpected: newly discovered underwater volcanoes.

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Sea-floor map of Antarctic volcanoes. Credit: British Antarctic Survey

In the waters around the South Sandwich Islands, 12 volcanoes were spotted; some reaching 3km in height. There is still a lot of research needed in order to figure out how erupting or collapsing underwater volcanoes may affect the ocean. The thing scientists do know is that these subsea landscapes create warmer water, making them great spots for many different species to call home.

http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/press/press_releases/press_release.php?id=1541

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  1. New Bee
    Ranger56101050 says:

    OMG!!!!! wow,6 in a row!!! Dude those are asowme!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Eco Protector
    Ranger Stephen says:

    BOOM goes the volcano. Do you think you can see it from above water when it goes off?

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  3. Forest Friend
    luvkittys101 says:

    wow did u know that volcaneos make the land that we stand on ( i dont know if its true sorry )

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  4. New Bee
    Ranger56104455 says:

    DOES IT HURT WHEN YOUR ABOVE IT, BUT ANYWAYS AWESOME DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Tree Hugger
    Utopian says:

    OMG! that’s craaaaaaaaaaazy!

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  6. Green Bean
    animalsaver73 says:

    we are in a crazy world to @Utopian

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  7. Forest Friend
    hedgehog7869 says:

    WHAT!!!!!!!! T_T

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