Mid-Atlantic Ridge

  1. a very long narrow elevation on the ocean floor that runs all the way from Iceland in the North Atlantic to Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic
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  • An obvious example is the almost semicircular boundary between North America and West Africa along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between the Azores and the Equator.
  • On the other side, in East Africa, the eastward pressure of the Mid-Atlantic ridge, combined with the opposite forces generated by the impact of India, created enormous stresses.
  • Australia is actually antipodal to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, straddling the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the Tropic of Cancer between the Canary Isles and the Sargasso Sea.
  • The Oceanlab team discovered that the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is a barrier to the movement of deep-sea fish between the east and west Atlantic Ocean.
  • The divergent Mid-Atlantic Ridge rises above sea level at Thingvellir, with the North American plate to the west and the Eurasian plate to the east.
  • This previously unknown squid was among 80, 000 deep-sea organisms collected from the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a chain of undersea mountains halfway between Europe and North America.
  • With the help of high-intensity lighting, high-resolution cameras, and the submersible Alvin, Kristof and his crew captured dramatic imagery in the dark, superheated depths of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
  • Vents such as those on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, for example, are not likely to be frequently overrun by lava and are relatively far apart, suggesting they may be less resilient.
  • An eelpout fish swims near tube worms at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Which, of course, it was: the Mid-Atlantic Ridge was where the subcrustal ocean, also known as "the fountains of the great deep," broke free of its confines. Examiner National Edition Articles
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