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The Mid-Atlantic Ridge near the equator is offset by huge faults, called fracture zones

A Berlin Wall on the Ocean Floor

The Mid-Atlantic Ridge near the equator is offset by huge faults called fracture zones, through which a strong deep current flows. This physical barrier may block the transport of vent fauna between the North and South Atlantic Oceans. (Illustration by E. Paul Oberlander, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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