Kōrero: Sea floor geology

Continental slopes

Continental slopes

This is a three-dimensional view of the seabed off Tokomaru Bay, north of Gisborne. The flat, gently sloping continental shelf extends offshore to a depth of about 130 metres. The steep continental slope plunges down the seamount-studded deep ocean floor at 3,000 metres below sea level. The base of the slope represents the edge of the New Zealand continent.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Keith Lewis, Scott D. Nodder and Lionel Carter, 'Sea floor geology - Continental slopes, canyons and landslides', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/5602/continental-slopes (accessed 8 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Keith Lewis, Scott D. Nodder and Lionel Carter, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006