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Cheeseman and Curtis islands

Cheeseman and Curtis islands

Curtis Island (right) and Cheeseman Island (left) are the tiny emergent parts of a much larger submarine volcano. A line of barnacles on the cliffs around Curtis Island shows that it is being rapidly uplifted.

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Simon Nathan, 'Kermadec Islands - Southern Kermadec Islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

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