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GIS of Selected Geophysical and Core Data in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Continental Slope Collected by the U.S. Geological Survey

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A figure showing shaded-relief bathymetry with pronounced minibasins.

Figure 3. Shaded-relief image of the bathymetry of part of the continental slope and rise in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This section of the continental slope is underlain by salt, and the complex morphology of the seafloor, which includes subcircular basins (minibasins) and circular mounds (diapirs), is due to deformation of the underlying salt.

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