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UCSD Researchers Discover Thousands Of New Mountains On Sea Floor

Shilpa Nagesh |
October 3, 2014 | 11:55 a.m. PDT

Supervising Executive Producer

Research conducted by scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceaonography (SIO) at UCSD found thousands of new mountains and underwater volcanoes on the sea floor.

The researchers used satellites from the European Space Agency and NASA to analyze and create a more accurate map of the ocean floor as well as earthquake activity.

“Most seamounts were once active volcanoes, and so are usually found near tectonically active plate boundaries, mid-ocean ridges and subducting zones," the National Science Foundation news release said regarding the research.

Read more about the discovery at the Weather Channel.

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