Breaking waves in the depths of the ocean

Waves as tall as skyscrapers have been recorded breaking in the deep ocean by a team of University of Washington oceanographers.

These monstrous waves carry heat, energy, carbon and nutrients around the globe, and how and where they break is important to the global climate.

The 800-foot waves form just under 5km under the ocean’s surface after dense Antarctic water sinks to the deep Pacific, surging through a 25-mile gap northeast of Samoa.

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