Instruments such as this "benthic event detector" helped scientists discover how sediment moves during turbidity currents. Image: © 2016 MBARI
Large underwater experiment shows that “turbidity currents” involve movement of the seafloor

October 5, 2018 – A new paper shows that currents in submarine canyons often involve large-scale movement of the seafloor. This discovery could help ocean engineers avoid damage to pipelines, communications cables, and other seafloor structures.