How many seamounts are there in the world’s oceans?

Malcolm Clark
As a principal investigator on the seamounts voyage, Malcolm Clark is leading a watch, and helping to plan and direct sampling operations.

Seamounts logo with coralsDay 2: Malcolm Clark, NIWA, New Zealand

Entering the cold dark world of deep-sea corals

A matrix of stony coral Solenosmilia variabilis
The deep-sea coral Solenosmilia variabilis attaches to the exposed rocky surfaces of seamounts. It reaches out out to filter-feed on tiny organisms delivered by passing currents and forms a dense matrix that creates habitat for an explosion of other animals.
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