The west coast of North America once extended 27 miles west of the Golden Gate. The San Francisco Bay as we know it is a very young landform in geologic time. View this segment to learn
- how the west coast of North America has changed dramatically over time.
- when the Bay with which we are familiar was created.
- how San Francisco Bay is a flooded river canyon that formed as a result of rising sea levels at the end of the last ice age.
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