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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.