Turns out Aotearoa New Zealand is just the tippy tops of the lost continent of Zealandia:

only 6% of the continent is above sea level. That part underpins New Zealand’s north and south islands… The rest is underwater

Map: A map of Zealandia, outlined in grey.

A map of Zealandia, outlined in grey.

Miraz Jordan @Miraz

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