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Ocean Networks Canada is extending its long-term continuous monitoring capabilities to support new marine protection efforts by deploying a sophisticated instrument package on Dellwood Seamount within the Canadian Offshore Pacific Area of Interest.

Seamounts are submerged underwater mountains—often volcanic in origin. It is estimated that there are 100,000 seamounts around the globe, and over 30,000 of these are found in the Pacific Ocean. Despite their abundance, less than 0.01% of the world’s seamounts have been explored.

July 2018