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NOAA Photo Library Image - cgs00430

Salt domes at the edge of the continental shelf in the Gulf of Mexico. Offshore salt domes were first discovered by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey in the 1930's and properly identified as salt domes by Francis Shepard, the "father of submarine geology" who often worked with the C&GS.

Image ID: cgs00430, NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Location: Louisiana-Texas, Gulf of Mexico


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