Acts 2:19 And I will show wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke.
A group of Australian researchers were looking for lobster larvae.
Instead, they found a huge underwater volcano range they estimate to be millions of years old.
The four are calderas, bowl-shaped craters that happen when the land around an erupting volcano collapses. The largest is just over half a mile wide and rises about 2300 feet above the ocean floor.
Professor Iain Suthers from the University of New South Wales told the London Guardian newspaper he was stunned by the discovery.
“My jaw just dropped,” Suthers told Guardian Australia. “I immediately said, ‘What are they doing there and why didn’t we know about them before?’ It really backs up the statement that we know more about the surface of the moon than our sea floor.”
Suthers called the trip “enormously successful.”
“The voyage was enormously successful. Not only did we discover a cluster of volcanoes on Sydney’s doorstep, we were amazed to find that an eddy off Sydney was a hotspot for lobster larvae at a time of the year when we were not expecting them,” Professor Suthers said.
Suthers said that their research vessel can scan the ocean’s floor past their previous limit of 3,000 meters, meaning they can find more new structures off the Australian coast.