Mudstone outcrops along the upper portion of a 250 m high landslide headwall scarp located on the lower continental slope south of New England visited by ROV Deep Discoverer (D2) during Dive 01.  The scarp face in this location is largely devoid of extensive biological colonization, but sponge and coral (Paramuricea sp.) are visible in the image.  Note the circular and elliptical burrows, yellow-brown surface staining on parts of the exposed rock, and band of sediment and small debris eroded from the scarp at the bottom of the image.

Mudstone outcrops along the upper portion of a 250-meter-high landslide headwall scarp located on the lower continental slope south of New England visited by ROV Deep Discoverer (D2) during Dive 01.  The scarp face in this location is largely devoid of extensive biological colonization, but sponge and coral (Paramuricea sp.) are visible in the image. Note the circular and elliptical burrows, yellow-brown surface staining on parts of the exposed rock, and band of sediment and small debris eroded from the scarp at the bottom of the image. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.

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