These Bombs were discovered during a joint operation of the Australian, Canadian, New Zealand and American forces, with the target being locating and clearing any explosive remnants from the World War II era.
Now that the bombs have been identified and located, the operation to dispose of them could be underway and is expected to begin next year.
How will the bombs be disposed of?
The Tuvalu government asked the Australian Defence Forces to lead the expedition, as the tiny island country is one of the smallest nations in the world.
Tuvalu was originally settled by a Polynesian people and was colonized by the British Empire at the end of the 19th century. During that time, the islands were known as the Elice islands, and during World War II, the United States Marine Corps was stationed on the island, and some naval battles took place near it.
After the war, as the British Empire started to de-colonize, Tuvalu slowly transitioned from a colony to an independent state. Only in 1978 did Tuvalu become fully independent from the UK but remained in the Commonwealth.