Decoding the ocean floor
The world's first digital map of ocean floor shows an exotic tropical paradise full of diversity
2014, when researchers at the University of California used satellites to build impressions of mountains—“seamounts”—which lie way below on the ocean floor.The study,which was published in Science, laid bare the lack of information on the buried tectonic structures.
We know more about the surface of the moon than the surface of the sea floor. But the findings of the new report can be considered a long stride towards understanding the sea floor. The study for the first time found at least 80 different sediment types, which were classified into 13 major classes of marine sediments such as silt,clay,and diatom ooze—