New Sea Floor Maps

On the Gulf of Mexico

New seafloor map reveals thousands of seamounts

 Vast unexplored areas of the ocean have now been mapped with new satellite data and scientists have discovered thousands of previously uncharted seamounts in addition to an extinct spreading ridge in the Gulf of Mexico.

Seamounts, which are at least 1,000 meters (3,200 feet) in height, were also prominent (not in the Gulf)  features in the new map,

NOAA Gulf of Mexico Map Tools (many).

Here are just a few:

Computer-enhanced multibeam bathymetry map of the northwestern and northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf and slope.

West Flower Garden Bank in GOM

Bright Bank, and underwater salt dome on the continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico

 

On the Seafloor, Global

New maps from Scripps Institution of Oceanography: New Map Exposes Previously Unseen Details of Seafloor

This map shows the spreading rift (Africa to South Asia)

3 plates merge at the Indian Ocean

The map set

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  1. Pingback: MANY FAULTS CONVERGE at Bright Bank Undersea Salt Dome in the Gulf of Mexico | The Louisiana Sinkhole Bugle

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