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Opening of the North Atlantic (200 mya - Present)


Seafloor Spreading in the North Atlantic Ocean

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This animation shows the pattern of seafloor spreading in the North Atlantic following the breakup of the supercontinent of Pangea.

This animation is available on CD-ROM in Quicktime format.   For more information see Teaching Materials.

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(c) PALEOMAP Project, 2002. Thanks to WebDoGS by Paul Howell for inspiration.