Zealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent

ZealandiaA paper published in GSA Today, Zealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent, by Nick Mortimer and colleagues, including EarthByte’s Dr Maria Seton, has gone viral over the last few days. In the paper, researchers have for the first time clearly defined Zealandia, a continent that includes New Zealand, New Caledonia, and the Lord Howe and Norfold Islands, that is today 94% submerged beneath the Pacific Ocean. According to GSA Today’s editors, the article is “by a long shot” their most downloaded article ever. Picked up by hundreds of media outlets worldwide, the findings of the paper has reached an estimated 720 million readers!

You can download the paper here.

See the list of media below:

Geologists spy an eighth continent: Zealandia – Nature

Meet Zealandia, the underwater continent that New Zealand sits on – Sydney Morning Herald

Geologists Spy an Eighth Continent: Zealandia – Scientific American

‘Lost Continent’ Hidden Underneath New Zealand? – National Geographic

Zealandia: Is there an eighth continent under New Zealand? – BBC News

Meet Zealandia: Earth’s latest continent – CNN

Earth Has a New Continent Called ‘Zealandia’, Study Reveals – Science Alert

Meet Zealandia, Earth’s New Continent – Sci News

Apparently New Zealand Might Be Part of a Lost Underwater Continent – Time

Zealandia – pieces finally falling together for continent we didn’t know we had – The Guardian

New Zealand Is Not Just A Small Bunch Of Islands – It’s The Lost Continent Of Zealandia – Forbes

 

To see more Zealandia media coverage, click here