What Does the Ocean Floor Look Like?
ES2301  Taking a "Tour" Across the Ocean Bottom

These maps show the shape of the seafloor of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Examine where passive and active margins occur and what types of features are associated with them.

NOAA
Atlantic Ocean

4. Imagine that you could travel across the ocean floor from Casablanca, Morocco, to Norfolk, Virginia, to Caracas, Venezuela. Narrate a brief "tour" of this path, describing the ocean floor features you would encounter. Use a map of this area to help you locate islands and distinguish them from seamounts.


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