A dramatic seafloor relief near the Cape Fear slide scar.

A transect from northeast to southwest across a small diapir within the Cape Fear slide scar (north diapir) and the Cape Fear Diapir itself reveals the dramatic seafloor relief. The Cape Fear Diapir protrudes as much as 275 meters above the surrounding slide scar and is bounded by faults. The top of the diapir has a sediment pond thick enough to be easily distinguished in this profile. At the location of this crossing, the northern diapir is covered by slide rubble carried downslope perpendicular to the page. Farther to the east, the diapir is exposed at the surface. Timing marks are at 15 minute intervals. Image courtesy of C. Ruppel.

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