Scientists find new string of underwater volcanoes in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty

June 2, 2012 NEW ZEALANDA group of Wellington scientists have returned from an expedition confirming volcanic activity in a seamount or under-sea mountain off the Bay of Plenty. Niwa says the unique area needs protecting from activities like fishing and sea bed mining in the future. The Tangaroa seamount near White Island in the Bay of Plenty has been confirmed by a Niwa expedition to be volcanic. Niwa principal scientist Malcolm Clark says they have discovered new hydrothermal vents which create chimney-like structures. “Some of the venting we found was very high temperature, black smoker type situations, where the temperature is several hundred degrees Celsius.” The top of the seamount is nearly a kilometre below the ocean’s surface. “These are species which are adapted to live in quite extreme conditions, high levels of hydrogen sulphide which is toxic to most life forms, quite high temperatures, they’re deep, there’s no light, they’re under quite high pressure,” says Malcolm. Dr Clark has just returned from taking the first biological samples of the animals which have adapted to Tangaroa’s unique environmental conditions. There are 50 submarine volcanoes stretching along the Kermadec Ridge. It’s a significant feature of the Western Pacific, extending almost 1500km to the edge of the New Zealand., northeast of the Kermadec Islands. Hydrothermal vents associated with these volcanoes release hot water and gases with different chemical compositions, so specific communities have adapted to survive in each area. –Sun Live
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12 Responses to Scientists find new string of underwater volcanoes in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty

  1. pagan66 says:


    With love,



  2. Desmond Ballance says:

    Alvin and we blame global warming for the rise in ocean temp??


    • “The whole phenomenon of what’s referred to as global warming is acutely a mistaken prognosis of ocean heating…submarine volcanoes account for 80% of all volcanic activity on the planet; yet, the vast majority of them are still undiscovered enigmas hidden in the ocean’s depths.” –The Extinction Protocol, pp. 177, 178


  3. Dennis E. says:

    Well, an interesting discovery. probably one the New Zealanders could do without if you take into account the earth quake issues Christ Church as been experiencing for over two years.
    Looking at a google map, a person could assume that New Zealand is in a similar earth change environment as Japan is.


  4. El'sFriend says:

    Yes seems we are sitting on some potential distasters! Still, our God is in control and nothing happens unless He allows it. He has only our best ( eternal) interests at heart and I trust Him completely. Alvin, your book arrived here in NZ yesterday! Ordered 17th May, shipped 23rd May, arrived yesterday, 2nd June in New Zealand. Can’t wait to read!


  5. El'sFriend says:

    Will do


  6. New potential land masses?


    • SC says:

      Yes! I’ve seen multiple visions where a new land mass will form north of the North Island of New Zealand. The New Zealanders will migrate there when the world changes as we know it. It all makes sense to me. I’m so thrilled to know there is really a place for them to go, because I was rather doubtful of my visions. Based on this article, doubtful no more.


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