Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts





Multimedia Content Themes

These Education Theme Pages are designed to provide the best of what the Ocean Explorer website has to offer to support your classroom during this expedition. Each Theme page provides links to content essays, lessons, multimedia interactive activities, career information, and associated past expeditions.

Seamounts

Seamounts

Seamounts are often remnants of extinct volcanoes and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Seamounts can be found in every world ocean basin and scientists estimate that there are more than 100,000 of them around the globe.

Deep-sea Corals

Deep-sea Corals

Not all corals are found on island coasts in shallow seas. In fact, over half of all known coral species are found in deep, dark waters where temperatures range from 4-12° C. For this reason, we call these corals the "cold-water" or "deep-sea" corals. They are found all over the world.

Vents and Volcanoes

Vents and Volcanoes

Most of the active volcanoes on Earth are located underwater, along the aptly named Ring of Fire in the Pacific Ocean. Volcanoes and hydrothermal vents are the result of plate tectonics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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