There used to be nine planets, but now there are eight. We are taught there are seven continents, but maybe there are eight. Geologists say Zealandia is number eight. It is in the Pacific Ocean. Six per cent of it is above water and is New Zealand. About 94 per cent is under the ocean. Scientists say it is big enough to be a continent.
Geologists said Zealandia does not have to be above water to be a continent. It is a lot higher than the area around it, it has a special geology, its shape is easy to see, and it is thicker than the ocean floor. It would be easy to see Zealandia is a continent if you could pull a plug and let the water out of the world's oceans.