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Sea Floor Morphology Submarine Canyons. Mosher, et al., 2004.

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1 Sea Floor Morphology Submarine Canyons

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3 Mosher, et al., 2004

4 Sea Floor Morphology The Continental Rise

5 Sea Floor Morphology The Abyssal Plain

6 Sea Floor Morphology Pelagic Sedimentation

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8 Morphological Features Reefs and Atolls Bora-Bora • Fringing Reefs • Barrier Reefs • Atolls

9 Morphological Features Guyots and Seamounts

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11 Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor • Mid-Ocean Ridge • Fracture Zones • Trenches • Continental Margin Classification

12 Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge

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14 Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge Features • Rift Valley • Pillow Basalts • Gabbro Dikes • Axial Volcanoes • Hydrothermal Vents

15 Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge:Rift Valley

16 Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge: Pillow Basalts Wadi Jizzi, Oman B. Parsons NOAA

17 Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge: Gabbro Dikes Sheeted Gabbro Dikes Zabyah, Oman B. Parsons Wilson, et al., 2002

18 Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge: Axial Volcanos Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

19 Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge:Hydrothermal Vents

20 Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge: Fracture Zones

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22 Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Trenches

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24 Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Crustal Recycling

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26 Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Classification of Continental Margins • Passive Margin • Active Margin

27 Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Passive Continental Margins

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29 Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Active Continental Margins


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