New Zealand, a nation of two large islands—North and South—and many smaller islands, is a diverse landscape that ranges from snowcapped mountains called the Southern Alps to subtropical forests. The country’s unique seascape near the remote Kermadec Islands is part of the longest underwater volcanic arc on the planet and includes hydrothermal vents as well as the deepest ocean trench in the southern hemisphere.

By the numbers 

  • 11% share of the world’s seabird species found in the Kermadecs

  • 10,000depth, in meters, of Kermadec-Tonga Trench

  • 32 number of New Zealand fish species from the Kermadecs

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