New Insights from Seafloor Mapping of a Hawaiian Marine Monument

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2015-05
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Kelley, Christopher
Smith, John R.
Miller, Joyce
Tree, Jonathan
Boston, Brian
Garcia, Michael
Ito, Garrett
Taylor, Jeremey
Lichowski, Frances
Wagner, Daniel
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Earth & Space Science News
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On 15 June 2006, when U.S. President George W. Bush signed the proclamation creating the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM), he probably wasn’t thinking about underwater morphology. To fully understand the coral reefs and marine ecosystems that the monument was created to protect, however, scientists need to have a detailed picture of the seafloor features, home to corals and other species, as well as the geologic history of the area.
Thanks to a recent, multi-institution expedition, such a seafloor features that will not only inform conservation efforts but also enable geologists and geophysicists to revise their understanding of Hawaii’s complex geologic past.
Specifically, data should help scientists answer fundamental questions about the area’s regional geology. For instance, which seamounts were truly formed because of Hawaiian hotspot volcanism, and which seamounts were not?
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Kelley, C., et al. (2015), New insights from seafloor mapping of a Hawaiian marine monument, Eos, 96, doi:10.1029/2015EO030235. Published on 28 May 2015.
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