Deep submarine canyons are perhaps the most striking feature of the continental margin of the eastern United States. Most of these canyons are relatively minor features, but several are incredibly extensive and cut quite deeply into the seafloor. This image shows the Norfolk and Washington Canyons along the continental margin offshore of Virginia.

Deep submarine canyons are perhaps the most striking feature of the continental margin of the eastern United States. Most of these canyons are relatively minor features, but several are incredibly extensive and cut quite deeply into the seafloor. This image shows the Norfolk and Washington Canyons along the continental margin offshore of Virginia. Image courtesy of USGS.

 

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