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Breakup of Gondwana (200 mya - Present)


Seafloor Spreading in the South Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean Ocean

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This animation shows the breakup of Gondwana and the evolution of the South Atlantic and western Indian oceans during the last 200 million years.

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.