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This can plausibly be explained by dissolution of coral debris facilitated by strong currents along the mound tops and flanks.
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structure of mature mounds of the termite Macrotermes herus in Kenya 
Evidently, slope breaks such as escarpments and deep-water canyon headwalls are important structural elements in the development of mature carbonate mounds induced by deep-water coral growth.
Description: The mounds are concentrated along the edges of the canyon or are associated with a complex fault system traced around the canyon head, comprising escarpments up to 60 m high and several km long. The sampling for geochemical and petrographic analysis of numerous types of authigenic deposits was guided by sidescan sonar and video recordings.