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Undersea mountain is teeming with life


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

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

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

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

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