Exploring the mountains under the ocean, in photos.

A seamount is a mountain rising from the ocean seafloor that does not reach to the water’s surface (sea level), and thus is not an island. – Wikipedia


They are also centers of marine life, as you can see in the photos below. From the article, Mountains in the Sea, by National Geographic.

Hundreds of thousands of seamounts rise from Earth’s ocean floor. Life has been explored on barely 300.


They are gushing with life. (photo: Brian Skerry)



We explore them in funny ways. (photo: Luis Lamar)


Some rise nearly to the surface, allowing bigger animals to hang out. (photo: Brian Skerry)


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