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Monterey Bay Studies


Monterey Bay Studies

 

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Project

Seafloor Morphology between Año Nuevo and Santa Cruz, California

Monterey Formation Sidescan Sonar

Sidescan sonar record of Monterey Formation outcrop collected south of Año Nuevo Island. Note thin, parallel bedding planes and sand waves of coarse grained sand (dark regions) near low areas. Light areas to the right represent fine grained rippled sand. Water depth is 45 meters.

Area C Image, see caption above

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