abyssal fan

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abyssal fan

[ə′bis·əl ′fan]
(geology)
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As part of the research, University of Liverpool researchers, in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam and Petrobras, the national oil company of Brazil, analyzed sedimentary material taken from two boreholes near the mouth of the river to calculate the age of the Amazon river and the Amazon deep sea fan.
He added: "The drilling helps with our understanding of how deep sea fans, such as the Amazon grow over time.
But `stingers' hold no terror for PEOPLE deep sea fans Roy Brooks of Dorset and Adam Cousins from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.