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Almost a Seamount

Almost twice the height of the Empire State Building, this not-quite-a-seamount stands 800 meters (2,625 feet) above the seafloor. Technically defined as a knoll, this distinct mound was a relatively unique feature since it was not associated with the southwest-northeast trending linear ridges crossing the survey area. It is 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) from flank to flank and likely volcanic in origin. The colors and units in the corresponding profile are in meters; white contour lines are 100-meter (328-foot) intervals.

 

This feature was mapped during the Mapping Deepwater Areas Southeast of Bermuda in Support of the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation expedition in July 2018. Prior to this expedition, it had gone undetected.

 

Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

 

Learn more about the expedition: oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1807/summar...

 

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Uploaded on September 19, 2018