How Old Is the Atlantic Ocean?
ES0802  Other Ocean Floors

This image shows the age of rocks on the seafloor for the entire globe.

  !   Examine the image and color code to identify areas of young and old rocks.

Image: NOAA. Data from "Digital Age Map of the Ocean Floor"
by Muller and others, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

9. Where else on Earth do mid-ocean ridges exist?

10. What can you infer about continents on opposite sides of the same mid-ocean ridge?

11. What evidence would you look for if you wanted to show that two landmasses were once connected?

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