Volcanic Underwater World Discovered Off Coast of Tasmania

Date: October 18, 2018

Source: News18

Scientists claim to have discovered a new underwater world off the Tasmanian coast made up of volcanic mountain peaks that tower about 3km from the seafloor.

During a 25-day research expedition, a team of researchers from the Australia National University detected the chain of volcanic seamounts 400km east of Tasmania using detailed seafloor mapping technology.

A seamount is a mountain that rises from the ocean floor but remains below the water surface.

Mapping revealed seamounts measuring up to 3km (1.9miles) from the seabed, but 2km (1.2miles) below the surface.

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