The "Mickey Mouse Salt Domes" as they were called by Paul Grim of
NOAA's EEZ mapping program in 1989. These domes were first surveyed by the
NOAA Ship MT. MITCHELL, the largest dome being named Mitchell Dome for the
ship. Whiting Dome, named for the NOAA Ship WHITING is the large dome to the
NW. These are among the largest salt domes in the Gulf of Mexico.