Sea-Floor Sunday #62: Giant scour features in Gulf of Cadiz
This week’s Sea-Floor Sunday image is from a geoscience blog that I saw for the first time a few months ago — The Lisbon Structural Geologist, which is written by Filipe Rosas, who is — you guessed it — a structural geologist in Lisbon, Portugal. It’s a great blog that you should add to your feed if you haven’t already.
A few days ago Filipe posted some images from a paper he is a co-author on now in press for Marine Geology that summarizes mapping and characterization of the deep sea floor in the Gulf of Cadiz. The features of interest are some rather large erosional scours (5 km across) that remind me of scours on the Monterey submarine fan that I’ve posted about here.