April 20, 2024



New volcano discovered in the Barents Sea

UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

By Ellen Kathrine Bludd

Published: 10.05.23 15:05Updated: 16.05.23 11:15


Scientists from UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, in partnership with REV Ocean, have discovered the second ever mud volcano found within Norwegian waters. This unusual geological phenomenon was discovered onboard the research vessel Kronprins Haakon with the piloted submersible vehicle ROV Aurora in the Southwestern Barents Sea at the outer part of Bjørnøyrenna (Outer Bear Island Trough). It lies at approximately 70 nautical miles south of Bear Island and at 400m depth.