Formation of the South Atlantic Ocean by
Sea Floor Spreading, animation

Shows the growth of the South Atlantic Ocean between Africa and South America from 120 million years ago to the present. Two versions are offered, with red plate boundaries and with yellow plate boundaries.

To view these movies, click on their images.

Download: South Atlantic Spreading Movies (8 MB)

These movies were created by Tanya Atwater in Photoshop, Morph and FinalCut. Templates for the images were downloaded from O.D.S.N. Plate Tectonic Reconstruction Service at

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