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Undersea mountain is teeming with life

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:59 AM

Researchers have been exploring the depths of the Hebrides Terrace Seamount off Scotland's west coast.


Marine scientists from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh set out to explore the undersea mountain, which at a height of 1,400km stands taller off the sea floor than Scotland's highest mountain Ben Nevis does on land, using an array of sophisticated instrumentation and a remotely operated submersible vehicle.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:41 PM

Wish there were more pictures on that article link, those 4 didn't give much to look at.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:39 PM

Interesting article.There's a video in this link -


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:37 PM

Very interesting.  Looks like we need to explore inner space as much as outer space.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:35 PM

Years ago when I was in the Coast Guard, when we would go on patrol looking for Russian trawlers. There is a sea mount about 100 miles from the mouth of the Columbia River. We used to go out there and fish for a day before the patrol and catch some giant red snappers and have the Philipino cook fry 'em up with his special tempura batter. MMMMMM GOOD

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 01:46 PM


the undersea mountain, which at a height of 1,400km stands taller off the sea floor...

I think it's meant to be 1400m not 1400km. ;)

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