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Comment: 14:03 - 14:28 (00:25)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 4. The Sea Floor
Keywords: topography, "James Sadd"

Our transcription: In recent years, however, marine geologists have employed more sophisticated acoustical techniques to map the topography of the sea floor.
These robotically controlled imaging devices can map an area of the ocean floor tens of kilometers wide in a single pass.
This three dimensional view of the ocean bottom can be clearer, more detailed, and even more valuable than the view of ocean floor from the window of a research submersible.

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