The ROVs discover a field of bed forms or ripples on a flat area of Kelvin Seamount. Geologists and oceanographers can learn a lot about the current conditions of an area by studying the size and shape of the ripples.

The ROVs discover a field of bed forms or ripples on a flat area of Kelvin Seamount. Geologists and oceanographers can learn a lot about the current conditions of an area by studying the size and shape of the ripples. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts 2014.

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