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Five more ‘Apostles’ discovered off coast of Port Campbell

Five more ‘Apostles’ have been discovered under water near Victoria’s world-famous 12 Apostles.

It’s the first time submerged limestone stacks have been seen anywhere in the world.

The five columns, around six kilometres offshore, have an average height of almost five metres compared with the visible stacks which average 45 metres.

Associate Professor David Kennedy, from the school Geography at University of Melbourne, told Ross and John the stacks would have been above water around 50 to 60,000 years ago.

‘They’re down in 50 metres water now,’ he explained on 3AW Breakfast.

‘It was a complete surprise (to find them).

‘The textbook says they shouldn’t be there.’

Click PLAY below to hear David Kennedy explain more on 3AW Breakfast