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Hunt for remains of Pink & White Terraces continues

John Kerr posted in on March 7th, 2012.

Researchers are continuing their quest for detail the remains of the once famous Pink and White Terraces buried at the bottom of Lake Rotomahana. The picturesque terraces, once described as the eighth wonder of the natural world, were buried in the eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886. This week researchers are heading out on to […]

Newsletter digest: Cyclone Yasi, Pink Terraces and the Year of Chemistry

Peter Griffin posted in on February 4th, 2011.

Yasi: nature’s devastating power In the end it wasn’t as severe as it could have been as category 5 Cyclone Yasi spared Queensland’s large townships but nevertheless wreaked widespread damage between Cairns and Townsville. As is often the case with looming natural disasters, saturated media coverage had Australasia on tenterhooks as the storm approached the […]

Media coverage: Remnants of Pink Terraces discovered

Peter Griffin posted in on February 3rd, 2011.

A New Zealand-US team of scientists have discovered remnants of the Pink Terraces under Lake Rotomahana.  The Pink and White Terraces, which disappeared during the 1886 Mount Tarawera eruption, were regarded as the eighth wonder of the natural world. Project leader Corne de Ronde, of GNS Science, revealed that the discovery had been made only […]

Scientists find part of Pink Terraces under Lake Rotomahana

Peter Griffin posted in on February 2nd, 2011.

Scientists using robotic underwater vehicles to map the bottom of Lake Rotomahana are certain they have found part of the Pink Terraces sitting on the lake floor. High resolution photos and side scan images of the Pink terraces uncovered by scientists are available here. The discovery was made this week during a joint New Zealand-American […]

BRIEFING: Lake Rotomahana investigation – release of results

Dacia Herbulock posted in on February 2nd, 2011.

MEDIA BRIEFING: TODAY 11:30 AM Project Leader Cornel de Ronde of GNS Science will announce results of his team’s just-completed survey of Lake Rotomahana. The international project used underwater robots to explore the lake bed, searching for hydrothermal vents and any surviving remains of the famed Pink and White Terraces, which were destroyed in the […]

3 News: Underwater exploration to find 8th wonder of the world

Peter Griffin posted in on January 28th, 2011.

An international team made up of scientists from GNS Science, Waikato University and the US are using submersible vehicles (UAVs) to explore Lake Rotomahana, with one of the aims being to find out what happened to the Pink and White Terraces. The Terraces, described as the 8th wonder of the natural world, were submerged when […]

Sunday Star Times: Robot sub to seek clues on Terraces

Peter Griffin posted in on January 10th, 2011.

Lois Cairns writes for the Sunday Star Times about a submarine to be launched this week in an attempt to find out what happened to Lake Rotomahana’s Pink and White Terraces. The Terraces, acclaimed as the 8th natural wonder of the world, disappeared after the 1886 Tarawera eruption. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Shaped […]

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