This reference describes the general geologic setting of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Topics include the physiography, geology and tectonics (structure, stratigraphy, mass wasting, and earthquake activity) of the Bay. There is also information on ground water, cold seeps, coastal erosion, and economic resources (petroleum, mineral resources, and building materials).
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