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Just How Little Do We Know About The Ocean Floor?

As ships resume the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the depths of the Indian Ocean this week, we often hear that the oceans are …

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Thousands of undersea volcanoes revealed in new map of ocean floor

<b>October 2014</b> – <b>GEOLOGY</b> – Scientists have created the highest resolution map yet of the ocean floor, revealing thousands of underwater mountains and …

Super-Detailed Interactive 3-D Seafloor Map

Author: Nick Stockton. Nick Stockton Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.09.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><i>This article has been corrected</i><p>This …

Mapping The Ocean Floor To Earth’s Last Unexplored Frontier

These maps, which were created using satellites, may not look particularly detailed. But, actually, they’re up to four times more accurate than …

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We just found 15,000 new mountains. You can’t climb any of them

Because they’re underwater, is why. Because they’re scattered throughout the ocean floor, in vast swaths of rugged landmasses, called seamounts, we’ve never seen before – and, technically speaking, still haven’t.<p>Just one of those stunning new discoveries, really, wherein scientists used …

Expedition Brings High Speed Connectivity to the Ocean Floor

Members of the U.S. National Science Foundation's Ocean Observatory Initiative (OOI) are approaching the end of an nearly three month-long cruise …

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Scientists discover mile-high mountains towering deep under the sea

Researchers have only just discovered thousands of new mountains across Earth – some towering almost a mile high – because they are hidden in the …

Seafloor Still About 90 Percent Unknown, Experts Say

Brian Handwerk<br>National Geographic News<p>February 17, 2005<p>The U.S. nuclear submarine <i>San Francisco</i> crashed into an uncharted underwater mountain in the South Pacific last month, killing one submariner and injuring dozens of others.<p>The incident remains under investigation, but it spotlights a troubling …

New ocean floor map reveals hidden seamounts – thousands of them

About 15,000 seamounts, ocean-floor volcanoes too short to breach the sea surface, have been revealed in a new topographic map of the Earth's …