Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Monterey Canyon

Hidden off the central California coast is a gorge carved into the seafloor that rivals the Grand Canyon, its steep walls measuring nearly one mile from top to bottom.
Since the discovery of the Monterey Canyon at the turn of the 19th century, scientists have hypothesized that turbidity currents eroded away the canyons and cut sinuous channels along the ocean floor.

From: Stanford

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