There used to be nine , but now there are . Pluto is not a planet. Now we may have to change the of continents. We are taught there are seven - Asia, Africa, North America, etc. Geologists say there is an eighth continent - Zealandia. This is a underwater in the Pacific. Six per cent of it is above and is New Zealand. The is under the ocean. Scientists say it is big to be a .
Geologists explained why Zealandia is a continent in a paper. They said the land does not have to be above to be a continent. Zealandia is a continent it is a lot than the area around it, it has a geology, it is to see its shape, and it is than the ocean . It would be easy to understand that Zealandia is a continent, "if you could pull the on the world's " and let the water out.