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A selection of our youtube videos, from petrified forests to collapsing icebergs.

Visit GNS Science's youtube channel to view our ever expanding collection of New Zealand geoscience videos.

Ice and Snow Antarctic Ice Core Drilling Science in a Blizzard... NZ ice core drillers go to the wildest place on the planet to get high quality climate records.
Big Avalanche on Mount Sefton! Mount Sefton in New Zealand has a high ice cliff across the East Face. When the ice moves it has nowhere to go but down!
Breaking icebergs right up close! Icebergs collapse during a scientific ice sampling boat trip.
Southern Alps Ice Core Drilling 2009 TVNZ reporter Tom McRae visits GNS scientists drilling ice cores.
South Island Glaciers A GNS Science sponsored school expedition to New Zealand’s glaciers.
Science and Exploration Dating - the Radiocarbon Way Christine Prior explains the process of radiocarbon dating at GNS Science, New Zealand.
Pushing New Zealand's Boundaries Animation of the tectonic evolution of New Zealand over the last 65 million years.
GNS Scientists in Action GNS Science video highlights of scientists at work.
Mount Cook Fly By Scientists search for ice core drilling sites amongst the high peaks of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand.
Drilling into the Alpine Fault Why would you want to drill into an active plate boundary?
New Zealand under the Ocean The submerged continental landmass of New Zealand' is twenty times as large as its area above sea level. The 200 nautical mile wide Exclusive Economic Zone is the fifth largest in the world.
Scientific drill ship off New Zealand The JOIDES Resolution drill ship pulls up rock from the ocean floor for science research.
Extremophiles in hot water Matthew Stott researches bacteria that survive the high temperatures of New Zealand's hot springs.
Fossils Evolving Microfossil Gradual evolution is illustrated by a microscopic foram changing through time from 11 to 5 million years ago...
First time seen in 200 million years Paleontologist James Crampton hunts for Monotis fossils on a New Zealand beach.
New dinosaur discovery in New Zealand Dr Greg Browne has identified the first dinosaur footprints in New Zealand.
Petrified Forest Curio Bay in New Zealand has a unique Jurassic fossil forest.
Reptiles and Shark's Teeth A GNS Science team explores the remote Mangahouanga Stream in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. This is the site of previous discoveries of Cretaceous marine vertebrate fossils and very rare dinosaur bones.
Earthquakes and Volcanoes Wellington Fault New Zealand's most dangerous geological hazard.
Wellington Fault Fly-by A Google Earth simulation fly-by along the Wellington Fault, New Zealand.
Volcanic Hazards in New Zealand An introduction to New Zealands's volcanoes with spectacular eruption footage, explained by Brad Scott.
White Island Volcano New Zealand scientists give White Island its 3 monthly check up.
Canterbury Earthquake - first flyover of fault trace GNS Scientists make an initial aerial assessment of the fault trace southwest of Christchurch.
Rockfall Impacts from the Christchurch Quake Chris Massey analyses rockfall hazards following the Christchurch earthquakes.
Earthquake location and magnitude John Ristau shows how seismic waves are analysed to find the source location and magnitude of an earthquake.
Christchurch Geophysical Survey Scientists scan beneath Christchurch for evidence of faults.