A two-parter on the world's longest mountain range (no, not *that* one).
If you had been my science teacher in elementary school my path might have taken a completely different direction. Thanks for a great read and a few new rabbit holes to go down.
Mike, this is damn fascinating. It’s reminding me of all the Jacques Cousteau and a particular Sci-fi book, Dolphin Island, I loved as a teen. Thanks mate.
Thanks for such a well told story. That's what's awesome about your writing: you take difficult to understand ideas and make them fun and relatable.
The low percentage of sea floor mapping is almost like its own background static -- something I kind of knew but never really thought about the implications of? I'm with Kate! My high school physics teacher had a talent for evoking an "Isn't this neat?!" kind of response from us, but that kind of science enthusiasm was rare. It's so fun to be able to discovery the delight of learning again here!
That story about the USS San Francisco running into a sea mount is crazy, you'd have to think that whoever forgot to switch the radar on that morning had some explaining to do.
Errata: "Scottosh" = "Scottish", and "less dense rock" = "more dense rock". Proof, if it were needed, that less is more.
Best yet Mr S, my mind is boggling all over the place! Please post part 2 without delay. x
Wow, this is great and I agree with Kate!
Definitely learned something today -- thanks!
I could TOTALLY filter out the waves if I put my mind to it. I just don't want to. :-)
Exremely interesting. Thank you.
So fascinating as usual! Thank you!