The Science of Sustainability

Tag: seafloor

Scientists Celebrate a Long-Dead Whale

Scientists Celebrate a Long-Dead Whale

Why is a rotting whale on the Antarctic seafloor exciting to geologists?

Continue Reading

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Pebble Beach

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach is a great place to look at the deep sea floor without getting your feet wet.

Continue Reading

Sand Waves and the Golden Gate

Sand Waves and the Golden Gate

Mapping of the underwater topography (called bathymetry) reveals landscapes fundamental to understanding the Bay Area's unique geology. The Golden Gate strait connects the San Francisco Bay to the open Pacific Ocean and is only one mile across.

Continue Reading