Figure 3.8 An example of a seamount, the Wilde guyot. A guyot is a deamount with a flat top created by wave action when the seamount extended above sea level. As the seamount is carried by plate motion, it gradually sinks deeper below sea level. The depth was contoured from echo sounder data collected along the ship track (thin straight lines) supplemented with side-scan sonar data. Depths are in units of 100m. From William Sager, Texas A&M University.