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Scientists confirm existence of largest single volcano on earthEurekAlert | 06 Sep 2013
(University of Houston) A University of Houston professor led a team of scientists to uncover the largest single volcano yet documented on Earth. Covering an area roughly equivalent to the British Isles or the state of New Mexico, this volcano, dubbed the Tamu Massif, is nearly as big as the giant volcanoes of Mars, placing it among the largest in the Solar System.
Portugal to nominate new MPAWorld Fishing | 31 Jan 2013
The Gorringe seamounts have been nominated by the Portuguese government to become a Marine Protected Area.
New Chilean fisheries lawsWorld Fishing | 31 Dec 2012
Chile has established a set of new fisheries laws protecting underwater sea mountains, limiting bycatch and setting science based quotas, protecting 150,000km of marine habitat.
Litter threatens new species in Gorringe bankWorld Fishing | 25 Oct 2012
Marine organisation, Oceana, has highlighted that litter and fishing gear has been found among new species in major European seamount, the Gorringe bank.
Watch video LIVE from the seafloor as NOAA and partners explore deep-sea volcanoesNOAA | 17 Sep 2012
With just a computer or a mobile device, you can virtually join a NOAA-led team of 35 international scientists as they explore seafloor volcanoes. Watch live video from the deep sea and hear shipboard scientists describe their discoveries as they explore submarine volcanoes in the Western Pacific's Lau Basin, centered between Samoa, Fiji and Tonga.
Species found on Portugal seamountGuardian Unlimited | 25 Aug 2011
An expedition by Oceana in the Portuguese Atlantic has identified more than 100 marine species on Gorringe seamount
Scientists discover new eruption at undersea volcano, after successfully forecasting the eventEurekAlert | 10 Aug 2011
(Oregon State University) A team of scientists just discovered a new eruption of Axial Seamount, an undersea volcano located about 250 miles off the Oregon coast -- and one of the most active and intensely studied seamounts in the world. The event is intriguing because the scientists had forecast the eruption starting five years ago -- the first successful forecast of an undersea volcano.
Underwater Antarctic volcanoes discovered in the Southern OceanScienceDaily.com | 12 Jul 2011
Scientists have discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands. Using ship-borne sea-floor mapping technology during research cruises onboard the RRS James Clark Ross, the scientists found 12 volcanoes beneath the sea surface -- some up to 3 km high. They found 5 km diameter craters left by collapsing volcanoes and seven active volcanoes visible above the sea as a chain of islands.
Costa Rica Protects Vast Pacific Ocean ExpanseEnvironment News Service | 11 Mar 2011
Costa Rica has greatly expanded a marine protected area surrounding Cocos Island National Park, safeguarding a total of 2,900 nautical square miles (one million hectares) still rich with endangered sharks and sea turtles.
A Hunt for Unusual Seafloor Animals and VentsWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 10 Jan 2011
The first expedition to search for deep-sea hydrothermal vents along the Caribbean's Mid-Cayman Rise revealed evidence for three active vent sites, each with distinctive chemical characteristics that could support different communities of animals.
Marine scientists unveil the mystery of life on undersea mountainsEurekAlert | 21 Sep 2010
They challenge the mountain ranges of the Alps, the Andes and the Himalayas in size yet surprisingly little is known about seamounts, the vast mountains hidden under the world's oceans. Now in a special issue of Marine Ecology scientists uncover the mystery of life on these submerged mountain ranges and reveal why these under studied ecosystems are under threat.