Map of a portion of the Southeast Deep Coral Initiative's August 2017 study site, including new high-resolution bathymetry data collected on the West Florida shelf (shallower than ~300 meters) using multibeam echosounders on NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. Mapping was conducted near a set of proposed Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPCs, shown as boxed areas). Existing high-resolution mapping data, mostly covering the West Florida slope (deeper than ~300 meters), were obtained from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

Map of a portion of the Southeast Deep Coral Initiative's August 2017 study site, including new high-resolution bathymetry data collected on the West Florida shelf (shallower than ~300 meters) using multibeam echosounders on NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. Mapping was conducted near a set of proposed Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPCs, shown as boxed areas). Existing high-resolution mapping data, mostly covering the West Florida slope (deeper than ~300 meters), were obtained from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Image courtesy of Matt Poti, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science.

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