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The Seafloor. Continental margin: Shelf, slope, rise. Submarine canyons, turbidity currents. Relationships between : shelf, slope, canyons, fans, rise. Abyssal plain. Vast and flat Interrupted by Seamounts (volcanic in origin) Guyots or tablemounts (eroded islands).

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submarine canyons turbidity currents
Submarine canyons, turbidity currents

Relationships between :

shelf,

slope, canyons,

fans,

rise

abyssal plain
Abyssal plain
  • Vast and flat
  • Interrupted by
    • Seamounts (volcanic in origin)
    • Guyots or tablemounts (eroded islands)
formation of guyots
Formation of guyots

Found on

abyssal plains

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Tube worms

at smoker

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Black lines = center of ridges

Offsets = transform faults

Long red lines = fracture zones

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