Media coverage: Remnants of Pink Terraces discovered

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 a few days before the project, which made use of underwater robotic vehicles to survey the lake’s floor and map its geothermal system, was due to finish.

The SMC held a media briefing yesterday on the discovery – audio and visuals can be found here.

Media coverage:

NZ Herald: Lake search finds Pink Terraces at 60 metres

Checkpoint: Scientists have found part of the ‘eighth wonder of the world’

Checkpoint: Scientists find part of Pink Terraces

3 News: Long-lost Pink Terraces believed found

NZ Herald: Remains of Pink Terraces discovered

Dominion Post: Pink Terraces raise power prospect

ODT/NZPA: Pink Terrace find ‘huge’

ONE News: Scientists discover national treasure

Newstalk ZB: Scientists check out Pink and White remnants

NBR: Scientists find Pink Terraces – NZ’s lost ‘eighth wonder of the world’

Newstalk ZB: Pink and White Terraces found

Stuff: Underwater images of the Pink Terraces

Stuff: Scientists find Pink Terraces on lake floor – Kirsty Johnston