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Seamounts

Thousands Of Hidden Mountains Discovered

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Science

A new topographic map of Earth's mysterious ocean floor reveals thousands of towering volcanoes, hidden gashes where supercontinents ripped apart and...

Obama Takes Bold Action to Protect Marine Life in the Pacific Ocean

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

As the summer arrives and millions of Americans head to the coast, we can all feel proud that our nation has the wisdom to preserve our ocean riches. The plan President Obama announced today will set a new record for marine protection and set the stage for more action in U.S. waters and around the globe.

Chile Enacts Landmark Fishing Reforms, Protects All Seamounts

Ted Danson | Posted 02.23.2013 | Green
Ted Danson

On Wednesday, Chile became the first country in the world to protect all of its seamounts from bottom trawling, a destructive practice that can reduce centuries-old coral gardens to rubble in moments.

Drilling Our Atlantic Coast

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Some of the most mysterious and enthralling places on Earth may be next in line for oil and gas drilling.