Deep-sea Canyons

Deep-sea Canyons

Deep-sea canyons are steep-sided valleys cut into the seafloor of the continental slope, sometimes extending well onto the continental shelf. These submarine canyons vary in size, shape, and morphological complexity; some were scoured by the flow of rivers during past low sea level periods, but most formed via other erosional processes, such as mud slides, debris flows, and turbidity currents.

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Essays

Essays

Read essays written by explorers involved in expeditions to explore deep-sea canyons to learn more about these features and the habitat they provide.

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Lessons

Lessons

Access selected lessons about deep-sea canyons developed by scientists and educators in support of past expeditions.

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Multimedia

Multimedia

View selected videos and images of deep-sea canyons from previous expeditions.

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Expeditions

Expeditions

Explore past expeditions focused on researching deep-sea canyons.

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Ocean Exploration Careers

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