Scientists have discovered 91 new volcanoes in Antarctica, which is thought to be the most concentrated number of volcanoes in the world. Reseach done by the Edinburgh University found 138 volcanoes in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Most of them were new finds.
The area has been highly researched in the past but apparently, it’s challenging to do so because of the ice sheets in the area. The researchers are unclear of whether the volcanoes are currently active or not.
Robert Bingham, one of the authors of the paper written on the topic spoke out about the find.
“We had not expected to find anything like that number. We also suspect there are even more on the bed of the sea that lies under the Ross ice shelf, so that I think it is very likely this region will turn out to be the densest region of volcanoes in the world.”