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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Geology
This reference describes the general geologic setting of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Topics include the physiography, geology and tectonics (structure, stratigraphy, mass wasting, and earthquake activity) of the Bay. There is also information on ground water, cold seeps, coastal erosion, and economic resources (petroleum, mineral resources, and building materials).
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Map
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Structural geology
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-234
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Contact: Andrew White
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary