Monterey Bay and Submarine Canyon

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					Monterey Bay and
Submarine Canyon
  By: Kayleen Keehner
   Monterey Bay




http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/monterey-bay/figures/fig3.html
How do we know what it looks like?
                      • World’s best- mapped
                        submarine canyon

                      • Research submarines

                      • Side-scan sonar
So what is a Submarine Canyon?




http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/570847/submarine-canyon
                     Earthquakes
•Santa Barbra.

•San Andreas fault

•Salinian Block.

•Filled and
exhumed many
times.

•Faults and folds




                         http://geooce.mlml.calstate.edu/geooce/index.html
How are Submarine Canyons
         formed?




        Earthquakes
  Monterey Bay




http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/monterey-bay/figures/fig3.html
Monterey Bay Sanctuary
So Why are all these critters here?
                                    Wildlife




Giant kelp (Macrosystis pyrifera)
Monterey Bay Underwater Video

  Link to National Geographic Science
           and Space Videos:
 http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/
 science/earth-sci/oceans-monterey-bay.html
    How old is Monterey Canyon
1. 10,000 years
                                  33%            33%                33%
2. 100,000 years
3. 10,000,000 + years




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• The correct answer is 10,000,000 + years
  old!
• Monterey canyon was initially formed
  around 10,000,000 years ago
      Where was Monterey Canyon
           initially formed?
1.   Monterey              25%             25%          25%      25%
2.   Santa Barbra
3.   San Jose
4.   Santa Cruz




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• Originally located by Santa Barbra but due
  to being located near the San Andreas fault
  it has mover northward to its present day
  location.
      Submarine Canyons Support
          wildlife because…
1.   Colder water                  25% 25% 25% 25%
2.   Rich in Nutrients
3.   Depth
4.   Protection
5.   All of the above




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• The correct answer is all of the above. Marine
  life is attracted to Monterey Canyon because
  of how deep and cold the water is. The water
  is also is very nutrient-rich. The submarine
  canyon also offers some protection to the
  marine life.
              References:
• http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/570847/sub
  marine-canyon
• http://geooce.mlml.calstate.edu/geooce/index.html
• http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/monterey-bay/figures/fig3.html
• http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2008/images/sanct
  uary.jpg&imgrefurl
• http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography
• http://sanctuarysimon.org/regional_sections/submarineCa
  nyons/overview.php?sec=sc
• http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200705/r147124_518374.jpg
• http://terraweb.wr.usgs.gov/TRS/projects/MontereySonar/
• http://montereybay.noaa.gov/intro/maps.html

				
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