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A seamount is a mountain generally a shield volcano with at least 1000 meters of local relief located on the

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A seamount is a mountain, generally a shield volcano, with at least 1000 meters of local relief, located on the

sea floor. If the seamount has a flat top, it is called a guyot or tablemount.

Why do you think the Emperor seamounts, which were once volcanic islands above sea level, are now submerged below sea level? (You should be able to come up with at least 2 reasons!)

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