Physalia Seamount

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Physalia Seamount
Bear Seamount guyot.jpg
3-D depiction of Bear Seamount, with Physalia Seamount in the background.
Location
Location North Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 39°48′18.3″N 66°52′45.6″W / 39.805083°N 66.879333°W / 39.805083; -66.879333Coordinates: 39°48′18.3″N 66°52′45.6″W / 39.805083°N 66.879333°W / 39.805083; -66.879333
Geology
Volcanic arc/chain New England Seamounts

The Physalia Seamount is a seamount in the Atlantic Ocean. It is part of the New England Seamounts, which was active more than 100 million years ago. It was formed when the North American Plate moved over the New England hotspot.[1] It is located inside the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, which was proclaimed by President of the United States Barack Obama to protect the seamount's biodiversity.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geological Origin of the New England Seamount Chain". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. U.S. Department of Commerce. 2005. Retrieved 2007-09-16. 
  2. ^ "Secretaries Pritzker, Jewell Applaud President's Designation of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument". U.S. Department of the Interior. September 15, 2016.