This might just be the strangest landscape I’ve featured on the podcast.
It’s a bizarre world of prairie flats larger than the Eurasian Steppe, a 40,000-mile-long underwater mountain range, and an underwater waterfall that makes Angel Falls look small.
Only one quarter of it has been mapped, and less than 1% has been explored with remote vehicles.
Why do we know so little about this vast region of our planet?
And what’s being done to map it?
That’s what we’re talking about today.
We spoke about remarkable underwater landscapes, the difficulties of sonar mapping, and the amazing race to map the world’s oceans.