Sea-Floor Sunday #36: Gulf of Maine
I hope all those in the States had a nice Thanksgiving holiday. I spent the long weekend in Boston visiting some family. I am in the airport now but, unfortunately, not heading home. I will be traveling for the next six days but may be able to blog a bit here and there. Regular posting should resume next week.
In the spirit of my visit to Boston, this week’s Sea-Floor Sunday shows the Gulf of Maine offshore of southeastern Canada and New England.
Clicking on the image (or going here) will take you to the page where I found this image.
Although I haven’t studied this area in any detail, my guess is that the Northeast Channel is a similar to the Laurentian Channel, a glacial outwash feature that formed during the Last Glacial Maximum lowstand in sea level during the late Pleistocene (~20,000 yrs ago), when the coastline was out at the edge of the continental shelf.
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