12 unknown volcanos in Antarctica

Scientists have discovered in Antarctica 12 previously unknown underwater volcano.

The researchers studied the seabed near the South Sandwich Islands from 2007 to 2010. Using sonar, they were able to discover new volcano, the height of some of them up to three kilometers. Seven out of volcanoes found active and visible above the water - they look like a chain of islands. In addition, scientists have found a funnel with a diameter of about five kilometers, which remained after the destruction of one of the volcanoes.

At the moment, experts know very little about the features of submarine volcanoes in the high latitudes and their impact on the biology of these territories. Active volcanoes heat the surrounding water and they can create favorable conditions for the habitat of many living organisms.