Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
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December 9, 2013

Images related to the MBARI News Release
Mapping the demise of the dinosaurs

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Campeche Escarpment location map

This map shows the Gulf of Mexico and the locations of the Campeche Escarpment and the buried impact crater that caused a global extinction event about 65 million years ago.
Credit: Base image-Google Earth


This close-up image of the Campeche Escarpment from the 2013 sonar survey shows the proposed contact between rocks of Cretaceous age (below) and younger rocks (above).
Credit: (c) 2013 MBARI


This close-up image of the Campeche Escarpment from the 2013 sonar survey shows a layer of resistant rock that researchers believe may contain rocks formed during an impact event 65 million years ago.
Credit: (c) 2013 MBARI


Detailed underwater views of the Campeche Escarpment are now available to researchers and the public on Google Earth and Google maps.
Credit: Google Earth


Overview of bathymetry of the Campeche Escarpment as mapped by the R/V Falkor.
Credit: (c) 2013 MBARI


Control screen for the multi-beam sonar system used on board the R/V Falkor
Credit: Schmidt Ocean Institute



Last updated: Dec. 08, 2013