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seamount

[′sē‚mau̇nt]
(geology)
A mountain rising from the ocean floor as a result of submarine volcanism.
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In July 2016, Malaysia's National Hydrographic Centre submitted a proposal to the SCUFN to call it "Kinabalu Seamount," after a mountain on the island of Borneo in the state of Sabah.
Atienza said that Beijing's ascribing Chinese names to five seamounts in Benham Rise (aka "Philippine Rise") has "zero impact" on Manila's sovereign rights over the submerged region.
Many are complaining about the Chinese naming several seamounts in an area that is part of the continental shelf of a country named after a king who died 420 years ago in a nation 11,000 kilometers away.
atlanticus, during the day at about 590 m along the West Mariana Ridge in the proximity of seamounts appears to be unique regarding the size of the individual and its location near a seamount ridge.
Many experienced fishermen will be targeting other species like blackfin tuna, which can be out in good numbers around the deep seamounts of the Keys.
Rodrigo & Lara (2014) characterized the bathymetry along the 800 km alignment of the Juan Fernandez Ridge, which ranges from the Friday and Domingo seamounts in the west to the O'Higgins seamount in the east.
The seafloor of the northeastern Pacific Ocean is typical of most oceanic regions in that it features three different kinds of volcanic edifices that produce primarily basaltic volcanic rocks and their intrusive equivalents: mid-ocean ridges, where new oceanic crust is produced; near-ridge seamounts, which form adjacent to mid-ocean ridges but are not part of the mid-ocean ridge system itself; and intraplate seamounts that form well away from plate boundaries, such as the Hawaii-Emperor seamount chain (Fig.
This study aimed to map the major topographic features and complexity of the Hannibal Bank seamount using acoustic remote sensing.
"Axial Seamount is unique in that it is one of the few places in the world where a long-term monitoring record exists at an undersea volcano - and we can now make sense of its patterns," Chadwick, who works out of Oregon State's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Ore, said.
The trip is focused on learning more about how deep sea fishing is affecting marine life along seamounts - peaks rising from the floor of the southern Indian Ocean.
The ability to perform low-altitude colour photographic surveys was also demonstrated on the more level summit regions of the Casablanca Seamount at 3m above the seabed.
"If it's a significant release, we could fine them up to two times the value of the gas that was released," said Dan Seamount, an AOGCC commissioner.