Welcome to Earth's "New" Ocean: The Arctic

Thursday, September 10, 2009
The New York Times - DOT EARTH

Larry Mayer, an oceanographer from the University of New Hampshire scouring the sea bottom from the Coast Guard icebreaker Healy, said this:
The new seamount is small but unusual in its isolation (at least we think it's isolated - remember we didn't know it was there - and I suspect there are many others that we don't know about) - but this one is sitting in the middle of nowhere in the abyssal plain and will only add to the mysteries of the origin of this part of the Arctic.