What's the highest mountain on the ocean floor? © Getty Images

What is the highest mountain on the ocean bed?

With its overall height putting Mount Everest to shame, Mauna Kea stretches impressively from the ocean floor to the snowy peaks where it gets its name.

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That title goes to Mauna Kea volcano on Hawaii. Much of its base is on the ocean floor, nearly 6,000m below the surface. Its peak is the highest point in the state of Hawaii, giving an overall height of 10,000m. By that measurement, Mauna Kea is significantly higher than Mount Everest’s 8,800m.


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