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Seabed Of Jet Hunt Zone Mostly Flat With One Trench

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March 31, 2014 AT 8:57 AM
Two miles beneath the sea surface where satellites and planes are looking for debris from the missing Malaysian jet, the ocean floor is cold, dark, covered in a squishy muck of dead plankton and — in a potential break for the search — mostly flat. Australian officials on Friday moved the search to an area 680 miles to the northeast of a previous zone as the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 continued to confound. The seafloor in this swath of the Indian Ocean is dominated by a substantial underwater plateau known as Broken Ridge.