Underwater Cones Explored

Date: 1/3/2011

Five major submarine volcanoes in the Kermadec Arc, northeast of New Zealands Bay of Plenty will be probed using a free-diving robotic vehicle for mineral deposits and hydrothermal activity by a New Zealand-led group of international experts. The scientists from the United States, Australia, Switzerland and New Zealand will explore the mineral potential of the volcanoes and their unique biodiversity.

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