Written By Carla Harris
A team of Australian researchers recently discovered four enormous underwater volcanoes during a search for lobster larvae off the coast of Sydney.
The extinct volcanoes are believed to be about 50 million years old and are situated just 250km off the coast.
The scientists from Australia’s national science agency (CSIRO) made use of Investigator, Australia’s new ocean-going research vessel, in order to spot the volcano cluster through sonar mapping of the sea floor.
The largest of the four volcanoes is 1.5km across the rim and rises 700m from the sea floor. The volcano cluster is approximately 20km-long and is 5km underwater.
According to the researchers, this discovery may lead to answers as to how Australia separated from New Zealand. Volcano expert, Richard Arculus, said that “this is the first time these volcanoes have been seen.”
Scientists hope that the discovery will lead them to better understand the Earth’s crust as it can “tell us part of the story of how New Zealand and Australia separated around 40 to 80 million years ago,” Richard Arculus said. It is believed that the volcanoes were created by a series of shifts in geological plates.
Professor Iain Suthers, a marine biologist at the University of NSW, said there is a big chance that there are other undiscovered volcanoes in the region, but the Investigator only operates 180 days per year as it doesn’t have enough funding.
The last volcanic eruption in Australia is approximately more than 5 000 years ago.
Written By Carla Harris
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Written By Carla Harris
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Competitive esports is here and it’s real with tournaments boasting millions of dollars in prize pool money. Your parents will no longer be able to feed you that age-old line; “you can’t make money by playing video games all day”. Professional gaming has become so huge that ESPN have even dedicated a specific section on their site to covering and reporting on all the latest news in esports. The ESPN esports section will cover everything from league championships across the globe to in depth gamer profiles. The site will also include news on popular online games like League of Legends, Dota 2, Hearthstone and Heroes of Warcraft.
Dota 2 has a much anticipated tournament coming up which features a prize pool only gaming gods would dream about. The game is a simple tower defence strategy game that includes two teams, each consisting of five people each. The objective is to protect your own team’s towers and base while simultaneously working at destroying the opposition’s towers and base.
The next Dota 2 tournament is set to take place is Manila, Philippines and is scheduled for June this year. The new ESPN esports section will include in depth coverage on this tournament. It will be interesting to see how fans and players of these popular online games will react to ESPN’s coverage of their favourite esport games. The last Dota 2 tournament took place in August 2015 and set a record of esports prize pool money with $18.4 million. The upcoming tournaments will feature a prize pool of $3 million. Esport tournaments are not small-fry tournaments, indeed. They’ll feature some of the biggest names in online gaming history. The Manilla tournament will be a chance for professional gamers to prove and establish themselves before the international tournament begins in August 2016.
The Mall of Asia Arena will host the Manila tournament and is said to have hosted some pretty big rock concerts. The tournament is predicted to host 7000 Dota 2 fans. With an event of this magnitude, it’s certain that professional online gaming is at a pinnacle stage. It’s definitely become, somewhat, of a ‘big deal’.
Written By Carla Harris
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Written By Carla Harris
If your ideal holiday destination involves, an island, beach, yachts, and drinking sundowners while watching the sunset; then Microgaming and Casino-Mate have something special in store for you.
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Written By Carla Harris
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