Story: Sea floor geology

Ripples in seafloor sediment

Ripples in seafloor sediment

At a depth of 129 metres on Nicholson Bank in Cook Strait, ripples on the sea floor indicate that the water is moving fast enough to rework seabed sediments.

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Keith Lewis, Scott D. Nodder and Lionel Carter, 'Sea floor geology - How sediment forms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Keith Lewis, Scott D. Nodder and Lionel Carter, published 12 Jun 2006