Fugro Pelagos, part of a specialist
team comprising academic, industry and government
members, participated in this ground-breaking program
to map California's State Waters.
From the press release, April
SCIENTISTS REVEAL HIGHLY-DETAILED IMAGERY
OF CALIFORNIA SEAFLOOR
Half Moon Bay, Calif. - The California Ocean Protection
Council and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) National Marine Sanctuary Program today announced
findings revealing unprecedented detailed imagery
of the seafloor, including in areas of the Monterey
Bay National Marine Sanctuary off Half Moon Bay, where
the famed "Mavericks" waves are among the
largest in the Continental United States.
The California Coast State Waters Mapping Project
allows scientists for the first time to see highly
detailed, three-dimensional images of the seafloor
off California's coast. New data illustrates the rugged
seafloor conditions surrounding Mavericks more clearly
and helps better explain ocean ecosystems and underwater
activities like large waves and earthquakes.
entire press release (PDF).
here to go to related site with mapping project images.
an illustrated poster summary of the project (PDF).
View full image of survey area (PDF).