Seismic Investigations of Seychelles and Saya de Malha Banks, Northwest Indian Ocean

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Science  04 Oct 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3588, pp. 48-49
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3588.48


Seismic refraction lines on Seychelles Bank confirm the presence of granite rock under a considerable portion of the bank. Saya de Malha Bank, also on the Mascarene Ridge, appears to be composed of volcanic rocks capped by coral. It is suggested that the two areas are structurally independent.