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Figure F8. Sketch of the Neogene stratigraphy of the Maldives showing the stratigraphic relationship between drowned parts of the archipelago, drift deposits, and still-active atolls (after Betzler et al., 2013a). Expedition 359 sites are located to recover the bank-interior and slope deposits of the drowned banks, the platform-to-drift turnover, and the drift succession.

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