Marine scientists unveil mysteries of life on undersea mountains

Monday, September 20, 2010 - 08:21 in Earth & Climate

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.

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