A strange phenomenon is underway in the south Pacific off the coast of New Zealand. Rocks, lots and lots of rocks, but they’re floating! Could this be the end of the world, are the four horsemen saddling up to reap our divine souls? No, there’s a less dramatic, but nevertheless fascinating explanation:
Hindu.com — The gigantic cluster, made up of lightweight pumice expelled from an underwater volcano and spread over 26,000 sq kilometres, has been spotted drifting in the ocean by a military aircraft, about 1,000 kilometres off the coast of New Zealand.
A naval ship had to change direction to avoid the rocks, which were spread out over thousands of square miles. Experts reckon the rocks were formed by lava released from an underwater volcano, the ‘Daily Mail’ reported.
They probably won’t float for too long. Depending on how interconnected the pockets are, the spongy rocks will eventually become water logged and they’ll sink like a … well like a stone.