Seafloor on Patton Seamount

This image of the seafloor on Patton Seamount in the Gulf of Alaska shows the type of rocks we expect to find. Most of the rocks are fist- to head-sized chunks of basalt (a black volcanic rock.) Image courtesy of Exploring Alaska's Seamounts 2002, NOAA/OER.

Related Links

Exploring Alaska's Seamounts

Exploring Alaska's Seamounts: Geology

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery