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A team of scientists has discovered four previously unknown massive underwater mountains off the coast of South America, emphasizing our limited understanding of the Earth's oceans.
The tallest is over one-and-a-half miles in height, and we didn't really know it was there."
Seamounts, like the ones discovered, are usually rich in biodiversity and support various marine life. However, most of these underwater mountains remain unexplored and unmapped.
It does show how much we don't know of what's out there."
It is estimated that there are over 100,000 seamounts that are at least 3,300 feet high, with thousands still undiscovered. The lack of maps and knowledge about the seafloor highlights the need for further exploration and research.
The fact that we don't have maps of our seafloor is crazy."