How do we find deep sea coral? (Transcript)
We do this by using a multibeam echo sounder to scan the seafloor, the same way an orbital satellite scans a planet. The process requires a working knowledge of electronics, computers, and field survey techniques.
To learn more, I want you to go to a Web page called Measuring Mountains in the Sea, and watch some fly-through movies of seamounts in the Gulf of Alaska and submerged banks in the Gulf of Mexico. All these are perfect candidates for deep-sea coral habitat.
Peter refers to these Web pages in his video:
Virtual flight through the Gulf of Alaska submerged seamounts. (QuickTime, 582 Kb)
Virtual flight through the Patton seamount. (QuickTime, 624 Kb)