Nov 26, 2023

Expedition reveals enormous ocean mountain twice as high as Burj Khalifa

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“While there is so much we’ve come to understand, so much remains unknown in our Ocean–and we are thrilled to continue exploring.”

Ocean explorers from the Schmidt Ocean Institute have unveiled a colossal underwater mountain, challenging our perceptions of the ocean’s mysterious depths.

Schmidt Ocean Institute.

This seamount, found in international waters off the coast of Guatemala, stands at a staggering 5,249 feet (1,600 meters), dwarfing the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The revelation came during a seafloor mapping expedition to explore the Earth’s least understood frontier aboard the research vessel Falkor (too).

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