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September 10, 2007

One Lump or Two?

Northern Gulf of Mexico salt domes create vast fishing hot spots.

Prominent Lump Locations
(from east to west)


Midnight Lump (Sackett Bank): 28.63 degrees N, 89.56 degrees W
Diaphus Bank: 28.09 degrees N, 90.71 degrees W
Candy Mountain (Sonnier Bank): 28.30 degrees N, 92.45 degrees W
Picket Fence (most prominent peaks): 27.55.439 degrees N,
 92.22.562 degrees W; 27.55.201 degrees N,
 92.22.411 degrees W; 27.52.486 degrees N,
 92.21.192 degrees W; 27.49.827 degrees N,
 92.18.370 degrees W
Rankin Bank: 27.90 degrees N, 93.45 degrees W
East Flower Garden Bank: 27.90 degrees N, 93.60 degrees W
West Flower Garden Bank: 27.83 degrees N, 93.83 degrees W
Claypile Bank: 28.20 degrees N, 94.10 degrees W
Stetson Bank: 28 degrees N, 94.28 degrees W

For Gulf and seafloor maps, visit:
http://coastalmap.marine.usgs.gov/regional/contusa or
www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/technology/tools/mapping/media/gis_gulf.html.

For more information on the Gulf of Mexico, go to www.gulfbase.org.