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An underwater mountain rising from the ocean floor and having a peaked or flat-topped summit below the surface of the sea.
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(Physical Geography) a submarine mountain rising more than 1000 metres above the surrounding ocean floor. Compare guyot
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a mountain rising several hundred fathoms above the seafloor but having its summit well below the surface of the water.
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Noun1.seamount - an underwater mountain rising above the ocean floor
guyot - a seamount of volcanic origin (especially in the Pacific Ocean)
mountain, mount - a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
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After working for several years as a contract photographer and videographer for the USFWS, Shive agreed to an ambitious undertaking at the agency's request: to produce videos and photographs showcasing the country's five far-flung marine national monuments--Rose Atoll, Papahanaumokuakea, Marianas Trench, Pacific Remote Islands, all in the Pacific Ocean; and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, the only one in the Atlantic Ocean.
The species live in seamounts - ridges caused by underwater 'mountains' - as deep down as 5,000 metres below the ocean's surface in dark and cold climates.
But when we weren't looking, the Chinese, who were on 33-day scientific research in the area, applied and succeeded in naming five underwater features within the Philippine Rise - Jinghao Seamount andTianbao Seamounts, both located some 70 nautical miles east of Cagayan; Haidonquing Seamount further east at 190 nautical miles; Cuiqiao Hill and Jujiu Seamount, both form the central peaks of the Philippine Rise undersea geological province itself.
Many are complaining about the Chinese naming several seamounts in an area that is part of the continental shelf of a country named after a king who died 420 years ago in a nation 11,000 kilometers away.
Roque's statement came amid the controversy over the naming by China of seamounts, or mountains rising from the deep sea floor in PH Rise.
Deep-sea species can be collected by bottom trawling [10-12] and pelagic trawling near continental margins, islands, or seamounts [13-17].
NYT Syndicate Terry Kerby has been piloting deep-sea submarines for four decades, but nothing prepared him for the devastation he observed recently on several underwater mountains called seamounts in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
"There are the locations of seamounts which will attract a lot of international deep sea fishermen to the area," Pattiaratchi told Reuters by phone.
But when the tracer encountered seamounts and ridges, "all of a sudden, it started to spread in the vertical quite fast, at three times the rate predicted by Munk," Ferrari explains.