Scientists Find Part Of New Zealand's Submerged "Pink Terraces"

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Scientists Find Part Of New Zealand's Submerged "Pink Terraces"

Post by Kennedy on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:40 am



They were called the Eighth Wonder of the World. Until the late 19th century, New Zealand's Pink and White Terraces along Lake Rotomahana on the North Island, attracted tourists from around the world, interested in seeing the beautiful natural formations created by a large geothermal system.
But the eruption of Mt. Tarawera on June 10, 1886, buried the terraces in sediment and caused the lake basin to enlarge, engulfing the land where the terraces stood. For more than a century, people have speculated whether any part of the Pink and White Terraces survived the eruption.

This week, scientists from New Zealand's GNS Science, one of several government laboratories, in collaboration with engineers and scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and colleagues from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and NOAA-PMEL, located portions of the long-lost Pink Terraces.

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http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Scientists_Find_Part_Of_New_Zealand_Submerged_Pink_Terraces_999.html
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Re: Scientists Find Part Of New Zealand's Submerged "Pink Terraces"

Post by 4EVAFREEisME on Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:24 pm

Very nice Kennedy.
Didn't know about this one.
Lot of Kiwis round where I live.
I might raise an eyebrow or two tonight. See if the cuzzy bro's know anything about it.
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