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Coastal and marine geology data types and equipment

Sidescan Sonar

This instrument uses sonar to create an image of the seafloor.

Side scan sonar image of the Taney Seamounts near San Francisco.
The Taney Seamounts near San Francisco were discovered by side scan sonar during the EEZ Scan Project.

Find out more about Sidescan Sonar and the GLORIA - EEZ SCAN Project.

 

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