Cornel de Ronde is leading another science team to further investigate the remains of the Pink and White Terraces on Lake Rotomahana in March 2012.
Last year, a sidescan sonar mounted on an autonomous underwater vehicle or AUV, produced images of parts of the Pink Terraces emerging from the thick mud on the lake floor. Have a look at my previous blog post showing the images, and this video about the discoveries:
This year, Cornel and his team hope to find out whether more of the terraces remain concealed under the mud.
If you are a teacher of Intermediate or Lower Secondary students you may be interested to engage your classes with an activity related to this year's project. How would you go about a further exploration of the lake floor? Download the activity via this link.
More information about the plans for this year's investigation are in the GNS Science media release.