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Bathymetric map - La Jolla submarine canyon

Map Source:
U.S. Geological Survey
Dartnell, Peter, Normark, William R., Driscoll, Neal W., Babcock, Jeffrey M., Gardner, James V., Kvitek, Rikk G., and Iampietro, Pat J., 2007, Multibeam bathymetry and selected perspective views offshore San Diego, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2959, 2 sheets. [].
Version 1.0, June 14, 2007
Initial release online at

Questions for thought

  1. What formed La Jolla Canyon?
  2. How are La Jolla Canyon and Rose Canyon related?
  3. Where is the edge of the continental shelf?
  4. How does the shape of the seafloor influence waves at the shore?

Research at SIO

Updated: December 17, 2008
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