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PubTalk 6/2010 — Monterey Canyon - Superhighway to the Deep-Sea

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USGS-MBARI Cooperative Oceanographic Research

By Charles K. Paull, Senior Scientist Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA 


  • Monterey Bay provides a diverse 4,000 meter-deep "laboratory" for both biologists and geologists
  • Ocean studies are providing critical information on climate change, ecosystems, and environmental hazards
  • New discoveries reveal how sediment travels to the deep ocean - the triggers, quantity, and timing of events
  • Underwater vehicles assist in seafloor mapping and exploration




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