Research vessel returns from studying seamounts in west Pacific

- May 23, 2018-

Chinese research vessel Kexue returned to its home port of Qingdao, Shandong province, on Thursday after a 41-day research voyage to the Magellan Seamounts in the west Pacific.

The ship’s chief scientist, Xu Kuidong, said one of the voyage’s achievements was to acquire precise topographic maps of two seamounts.

Researchers carried out comprehensive and multidisciplinary research on one of the seamounts, including its geology, hydrography, chemistry and biodiversity.

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