New hunting grounds studied on Peru's continental slope

Among the 10 sedimentary basins along the coast of Peru, 1 at least four have been recognized on the upper and middle continental slope ( Fig. 1 [145,459 bytes] , Fig. 2 [142,398bytes] Fig. 3 [143,109 bytes] ). All are strongly linear and essentially parallel to the coastline and to the axis of the Peru-Chile Trench. They cover a total area of 15 million acres or more-without including the Talara and Mollendo-Moquegua basins, 2 which extend from onshore across the shelf and slope.

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