An example of how, in Heezen Canyon, biology (in this case a hake) uses fractures in the rocks as suitable habitat. Fractures can provide critters with opportunities to hide from predators or to get away from erosive downslope currents that continually shape canyon walls.

An example of how, in Heezen Canyon, biology (in this case a hake) uses fractures in the rocks as suitable habitat. Fractures can provide critters with opportunities to hide from predators or to get away from erosive downslope currents that continually shape canyon walls. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.

 

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