Explorations of Oxygen-Free Seas on the Oceanus, Part II

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School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Assistant Professor Jennifer Glass blogs from the sea, off the coast of Western Mexico, aboard R/V Oceanus, owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by Oregon State University. "Six thousand feet below our ship, three tectonic plates are colliding," begins this blog post. "Like slow-moving conveyor belts, the Rivera and Cocos Plates creep under the North American Plate. Where the denser oceanic plates dip below the less dense continental crust, the Middle America Trench is formed."

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  • Created On: May 24, 2017 - 2:05pm
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