a submarine mountain rising several hundred fathoms above the floor of the sea but having its summit well below the surface of the water.
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How to use seamount in a sentence
Other “triple win” areas are centered around mid-oceanic ridges, where the seafloor is ripped open by plate tectonics, and seamounts — where underwater volcanism gives rise to submarine peaks.How protecting the ocean can save species and fight climate change | Sarah Kaplan | March 18, 2021 | Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for seamount
a submarine mountain rising more than 1000 metres above the surrounding ocean floor: Compare guyot
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Scientific definitions for seamount
A large underwater mountain, usually conical in shape and at least 1,000 m (3,280 ft) above the ocean floor. Seamounts are usually isolated and are volcanic in origin.
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