Lord Howe Rise


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Lord Howe Rise

 

an underwater ridge in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, extending northwest from New Zealand to Lord Howe Island and then turning northward and ending in the Coral Sea at 18°S lat. The ridge is about 2,500 km long and up to 500 km wide. It has a flat crest approximately 200 km wide, descending from 480 to 1,400 m below the surface in the north. The ridge is considered to be a continuation of the Paleozoic structures of New Zealand.

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Koslow's studies of seafioor habitats around Macquarie Island, the Norfolk Ridge and Lord Howe Rise in the Tasman Sea led to a milestone paper in Nature on the diversity of seamount fauna in the south-west Pacific.