Schematic of Ocean Crust

Generalized cartoon showing the various "layers" of rock that make up the oceanic crust. At Lost City, long-lived faulting has stripped off much of the overlying crustal material, which has resulted in exposure of peridotite rocks at the surface of the seafloor. Image courtesy of University of Washington.

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NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery

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