Friday, May 13, 2011

Seamounts for your smartphone

Satellite based estimates of the number of seamounts in the world number fall somewhere between 33,000 and 45,000 features, and the combined area of these seamounts is larger than South America. However, unlike beaches or even coral reefs, most people will never see a seamount.

Unless you show it to them on your smartphone, that is! Help eliminate the 'never-seen-a-seamount' problem with a little eye-candy designed to help you spread the word about these submerged mountain peaks. Download the Phoenix Island Protected Area (PIPA) seamount video here and put it on your smartphone.

This way you can show it around at the dinner party, or keep it handy just in case you find yourself on the front porch this summer, trying to explain the wonders of the ocean universe to Uncle Al. Let me if it works for you.

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