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Sigsbee Deep Is Deepest Part of The Gulf Of Mexico: What's Down There?

The Sigsbee Deep is located in the Gulf of Mexico Basin and is the deepest part of the basin, with a depth averaging between 3,750 and 4,384 meters. It lies on top of a range of salt beds created hundreds of millions of years ago from the intermittent filling and evaporating of the basin with seawater at the early stages of its life. The sheer depths of the basin, specifically the Sigsbee Deep, mean there is much unknown within these deep dark waters.

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Sigsbee Deep Is Deepest Part of The Gulf Of Mexico: What's Down There?
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    The Sigsbee Deep is located in the Gulf of Mexico Basin and is the deepest part of the basin, with a depth averaging between 3,750 and 4,384 meters. …

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