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May 27, 2004

White Island Crater

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New Zealand's volcanic White Island draws all sorts of tourists. Vulcanologists have an uninvited, if not unwelcome, guest in sight of their volcano webcam.

Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS) researchers have installed a digital camera in the crater of the volcano which makes up most of White Island in the Bay of Plenty, east of Auckland. The often active volcano draws tourists by boat but most people do not go ashore on the uninhabited, rumbling island.

To keep a close watch on the area, GNS researchers installed a digital camera on the island and shots taken every hour are posted on their website. But suddenly a pink dinosaur has appeared in the shot.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 27, 2004 08:30 AM

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