Matching shapes and other evidence has convinced scientists
that the two continents were once joined. Today, theres
an ocean between them.
The waters of the Atlantic Ocean didnt just
flow over the land between the continents to separate
them. New rocks formed the seafloor between the formerly
joined continents. The shape of the ocean floor between
the continents provides a clue about how the ocean formed.
this image showing the shape of the seafloor. Use the
color code to interpret the shape of the seafloor and
find shallow and deep areas. Click the red line to see
a cutaway profile of the seafloor.