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The Abyssal Plains

The abyssal plains are flat. Very flat. These are areas where there is no elevation change for thousands of square miles.

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Seamount

a submarine volcano that was formed below sea level and has remained so throughout its existence.

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Guyot

a submarine volcano that was formed below sea level and rose above the sea surface during its formation. Through wind and wave action, the top portion was eroded to leave a flat top.