Plastic Rocks

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Plastic Rocks

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Plastic Rocks

Spain

Sandstone and limestone adopt this plastic shape due to tectonic activity.

Ocean sedimentary environments produce stratified sedimentation. At geological timescales, the sedimentary layers were fossilized and transformed into rocks, mainly sandstone and limestone. Then, tectonic events during the Paleocene and Eocene, together with the Tertiary alpine orogeny have resulted in deformation of the rock. Due to this, structural features dominate the morphology of this sector of the continental shelf. This gives the seafloor this plastic shape in appearance. 

Depth range
90-100 m
Location
43° 27.56.167’N, 2° 31′ 45,664″W
Projection
UTM zone 30 N / WGS84
Data acquisition
AZTI-Tecnalia
Survey year
2008
Acoustic system
SeaBat7 125, Reson
Acoustic data processing software
PDS2000, Reson
Grid resolution
1 meter
Image production
Ibon Galparsoro, AZTI-Tecnalia, ArcGIS ESRI
Image caption
Ibon Galparsoro, AZTI-Tecnalia, ArcGIS ESRI