Hotspot volcanoes

The ‘hot spot’ theory for the formation of Antarctic volcanoes is not well received

The mystery of how a chain of Antarctic undersea volcanoes formed may have finally been solved. The Marie Byrd Seamounts are a group of eight large volcanoes and numerous smaller cones covering the seafloor off West Antarctica. For geologists, volcanoes aligned like Russian dolls in the middle of a tectonic plate usually signal a mantle […]