contoured map of Monterey Submerged Valley

The 1897 contoured map of Monterey "Submerged Valley" as published by George Davidson in the Proceedings of Calif. Acad. of Sciences. Monterey Canyon was first discovered in 1857 by the Coast Survey, and termed a "submarine gulch." (Courtesy of NOAA Photo Library.)

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