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Journey to the Bottom of the Sea

What earthquakes, volcanoes, and the shape of the ocean bottom can tell us about the evolution of the Americas and the Caribbean Basin.

These talks are tailored for each cruise. Typically, they use geological features along the ship's route to illustrate the effects of plate tectonics and hot spots in shaping the sea floor and on the islands and continents visited. Some versions of this talk have been titled Geology = Scenery and The Big Picture. Note that this is a more general version of talks specifically aimed at the Pacific Rim (Cruising the Ring of Fire) and the North Atlantic (Fire and Ice).

2011 Caribbean Cruise

Google Earth map of the Caribbean basin

The Sea Princess Ship Track (Barbados to Barbados)