From the archives: The Kermadec Arc Explained

Black Smoker vent in the Atlantic (Source: http://www.eoearth.org/article/SS_Gairsoppa_recovery)

by Brendan (originally posted 17th May 2012)

Earlier this week, Mike and myself wrote about a period of dramatic growth of the Molowai submarine volcano, part of the Kermadec arc to the north of New Zealand. This morning I came across a good video from 3NewsNZ that describes the Kermadec arc/trench environment and includes many of the features that make science videos cool, including black smokers, false colour bathymetry, strange marine life forms and  even sharks.

You can find the video here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzvhPtxP37w

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