TITLE

Clues to the Sea Floor

PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Science & Children;Nov2008, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article cites a study which found that a remarkable area off the Costa Rican Pacific coast holds clues to better understand sea floor ecosystems. According to Earth scientists, it is located between 50 and 150 miles offshore. They examined that it is marked by a collection of about 10 widely separated outcrops or mounts, rising from sediment covering crust made of 20-25 extinct volcanic rocks. They also investigated that the seawater in the area is flowing through cracks and crevices faster and in greater quantity than what is found at mid-ocean ridges formed by rising lava.
ACCESSION #
35234774

 

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