Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
Monterey Bay Studies
|Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Project, 1999
Seafloor Acoustic Map of the Southern Monterey Bay Shelfby Stephen L. Eittreim and Andrew J. Stevenson
The southern Monterey Bay continental shelf was recently swath-mapped with the Simrad EM-1000 system. This system produces 96-channel bathymetric and acoustic backscatter information along swath widths up to 5 times the water depth. The shelf was surveyed from the 20-m to the 95-m isobath, over an area centered on the former Restricted Zone offshore of Fort Ord, from Moss Landing on the north, to Cypress Pt. on the south. Some of the notable findings that will be displayed at this symposium are:
This abstract (MCS# 96-26) is from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Symposium, Sanctuary Currents '96, Building Community Connections in Science, Education and Conservation, Poster Session, 1996.