The feature resembles a cobblestone road. Impressed researchers watching live dive footage of the landform describe it as ‘yellow brick road’ and ‘the road to Atlantis’, and in the It was called weird, cool and crazy in a video released last month.
Nautilus spent much of April studying the geology and biological systems of seamounts, underwater mountains of volcanic origin. “At the summit of the Nutka Seamount, the team found the formation of a ‘dry lake bed’, now identified as a fracture flow of translucent rock (a volcanic rock formed in a high-energy eruption where many rock fragments settle,” the team said. to the seabed). The brick-like pattern likely came from the heating and cooling cycles associated with the eruption.”
The exploration vessel is operated by the non-profit Ocean Exploration Trust, which broadcasts the vessel’s expeditions live, allowing viewers to see for themselves what its ROVs see in the deep sea.