Dipping layered consolidated sedimentary block partially buried in soft sediment on the upper slope surveyed during this dive. These blocks, most buried by soft sediment, formed a hummocky seafloor topography that suggests: 1) that these sub-seafloor sediments have been pushed upwards by rising deeper salt/evaporites and/or 2) that gravity has caused slumps/submarine landslides on this ~7-8 degree slope.

Dipping layered consolidated sedimentary block partially buried in soft sediment on the upper slope surveyed during this dive. These blocks, most buried by soft sediment, formed a hummocky seafloor topography that suggests: 1) that these sub-seafloor sediments have been pushed upwards by rising deeper salt/evaporites and/or 2) that gravity has caused slumps/submarine landslides on this ~7-8 degree slope. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2014 Expedition.

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