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The Nazare Canyon is an undersea canyon just off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal, in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean. Roughly centered at latitude 39° 35' N, longitude 9° 25' W, the canyon has a maximum depth of at least 5000 m and is about 230 km long. It is larger than the Grand Canyon.

The canyon is being studied as part of the EU HERMES project using a remotely operated vehicle. The project is investigating the specialised canyon ecosystems, sediment transport and deposition, and the way in which the canyon influences and is affected by local ocean circulation.


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