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Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center


Mapping Systems

Sampling: Seafloor Photography and Video

Seafloor photography and video provide the highest-resolution visual documentation of the seafloor environment. With photography and video, we can map substrate type and benthic habitats, and can provide ground-truth information for interpreted seafloor maps.

Photo of camera sled used for seafloor photography and video being recovered from the ocean.
Recovery of camera sled with still and video cameras.
Example of video footage stills mosaicked together.
Video mosaic image generated from seafloor video.
Below, examples of seafloor photographs showing vivid examples of substrate type and fish habitats
Blue eel-like fish swimming along bottom.
Fish swimming along bottom.


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