Australian researchers begin mapping a Called the Hidden Continent (Named in English), Thanks for the led deep sea voyage University of Queensland In collaboration with Schmidt Ocean Company.
This area was under water millions of years ago, Leaving only New Zealand and New Caledonia on the surface And placed on the map in 2014 by geologists.
“It covers an area of 4.9 million square kilometers, of which New Zealand and New Caledonia are part.” Scientists said From the GNS Science Center in New Zealand four years ago.
Was part of Super Continent Kondwana 83 to 79 million years ago, however Today it is 94% submerged.
Maps the continent that was lost millions of years ago
It is estimated to have an area of 4.9 million square kilometers, According to Dr. Thera Gore, chief scientist and researcher at the University of Queensland.
Gorer explored the northwestern edge of the continent above a research ship that spent 28 days at sea Coral Sea Marine Park Queensland and Australia.
The expert said the trip collected topographic and magnetic data from the ocean to help better understand how the close connection between Tasman and the Coral Oceans formed in the Gadob Tank region.
“We are now beginning to discover the secrets சிசிலாந்து; Until recently, it was hidden from view, very difficult to study ”, Corer said. “This information will also improve understanding of the complex structure of the overlay between the Australian and Sicilian plates,” he added.
The The map of Ireland provided 37 thousand square kilometers of data for the Seabed 2030 project, It aims to create a map of the global ocean floor by 2030 and bring together all the bath measurements available to everyone.
- About 2,500 square kilometers of magnetic data were also collected.
During the trip Child mapping, Dr. Tara Jonell of the same university had the opportunity to develop a model system for monitoring microplastics and collect data on sea tigers.
“With the ship’s current seawater flow system, we analyzed more than 100 microplastic samples, with the exception of 40 samples collected during the previous voyage, and only one sample contained no visible microplastics.”.
Dr. Jonell said.