Agadir Canyon: the Underwater 'Grand Canyon'

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Agadir Canyon

Credit: Sebastian Krastel (Kiel University)
Researchers just completed a A five-week expedition to map and sample a giant underwater canyon off the northwest coast of Morocco. The team discovered…Read More »

that Agadir Canyon produced the world's largest sediment flow about 60,000 years ago, depositing up to 38 cubic miles (160 cubic km) of sludge during a single catastrophic landslide. Above: A 3D seafloor bathymetry map of upper Agadir Canyon.   Less «
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