It’s thought there are at least 50,000 giant sea mounts in the oceans, each towering more than a kilometre in height. These sea mounts are havens for rich biodiversity as currents swirl around them, bringing nutrients. There are even coral reefs to be found at depths of hundreds of metres. Jason Hall-Spencer discusses the changes expected in marine ecosystems as sea water acidity increases in line with increased atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Robyn Williams, ABC Radio National, TheScienceShow, 27 February 2010. Audio & transcript.