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Seamounts are often remnants of extinct volcanoes and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Seamounts can be found in every world ocean basin and scientists estimate that the number of seamounts around the globe ranges from 14,700 to more than 33,000 total.

Choose from the sections below to further explore ocean exploration education resources on seamounts.


These selected ocean exploration lessons were developed by educators and scientists to demonstrate key seamounts concepts. Lessons support the Next Generation Science Standards and the Ocean Literacy Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts. (Note: The links provided in lessons are verified at the time of publication, but over time, may change or become obsolete.)

These items are only a selection of the educational materials highlighting seamounts on our website.

For more lessons and background information explore the Deep Ocean Education Project Website.

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