Mascarene Plateau

What is Mascarene Plateau?

Mascarene Plateau meaning a submerged volcanic plateau dominating the western Indian Ocean, extending approximately 2,000 km between Seychelles and Mauritius. It covers an area of over 115,000 square kilometers of shallow water with depths ranging from 8 m to 150 m on the plateau, plunging to depths of 4000 m at its edges. It is the major marine ecosystem of the western Indian Ocean

 

reference: Coral Reef Information System – Glossary

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