Science: Ault Peak

Fascinatingly hidden beneath the ocean's surfaces are hills and dales, mountains, canyons, plateaus, plains. Many are known—Telegraph Plateau between Newfoundland and Ireland whereupon 14 of 21 North Atlantic cables lie, Fleming Deep (5½ mi. down) off Japan and the Philippines, Merriam Ridge off Chile and Hayes Peak off California (both nearly 2 mi. high). Last week came news of another peak, 1½ mi. high, discovered 300 miles northwest of Hawaii by the nonmagnetic brigantine Carnegie shortly before she exploded in the Samoan Islands (TIME, Dec. 9). Name of the new peak is to...

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