Comparison of the physiographies of the modern Bahama platform and the Permian basin. Both
diagrams are drawn to the same scale; orange represents active tectonic belts; dark blue indicates
deeper-water areas -- Bahamian basins are 1 to 4 km deep whereas the Permian ones were less than
600 m deep. Modified from Ball et al. (1969).


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