Eastern Atlantic Continental Margin: Some Results of the 1972 Cruise of the R.V. Atlantis II

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Science  20 Oct 1972:
Vol. 178, Issue 4058, pp. 298-301
DOI: 10.1126/science.178.4058.298


A geophysical survey of the southeastern Atlantic Ocean has been made as one of the programs of the International Decade of Ocean Exploration. A large ancient delta of the Orange River and a diapiric field off Angola were mapped. Both features were initiated during early stages of the separation of Africa and South America, and both may be potential sources of oil.