The 100-million-year story of the lost continent beneath NZ
Scientists have reconstructed the 100-million-year story of the lost continent that Aotearoa sits upon, in a series of maps charting the formation of Te Riu-a-Māui/Zealandia.
Being nearly completely underwater – New Zealand represents the largest portion of it above sea level – what is the world’s youngest, smallest and thinnest continent is largely invisible to us.
But, if we drained the oceans, we could see it unfurling some 4.9 million sq km across the South Pacific.
Link to article: Zealandia: The 100-million-year story of the lost continent beneath NZ - NZ Herald