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Background

Monterey CanyonMarine geologists at MBARI study geologic processes and geologic features that occur in the ocean. Some specific areas of research include:

  • Undersea volcanoes and seamounts
  • Undersea hydrothermal vents
  • Submarine canyons
  • Methane in seafloor sediment
  • Undersea faults and earthquakes
  • Undersea landslides

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Crossing the Pacific

This four-part activity will guide students to explore, investigate, and analyze our mysterious ocean floors.
pacific bathymetry

What's Really Under the Ocean?

What is really under the salt water in our worldwide oceans? This activity will guide students to explore, investigate, and analyze our mysterious ocean floors.

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Climatide (WGBH): (07/11/11)
Five reasons seafloor maps are important for everyone


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Last updated: Aug. 15, 2011