Map showing topography and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dives within the Many Mounds site on the West Florida slope (see the mission plan map for site context). Color indicates depth, with orange showing the major ledge feature at about 400 meters and blue leading deeper. Crosses indicate previous ROV dive start points, and dots show waypoints of four dives with ROV Odysseus, operated by Pelagic Research Services, and launched from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in August 2017. The illustrated area covers approximately half of the area proposed as a Habitat Area of Particular Concern.

Map showing topography and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dives within the Many Mounds site on the West Florida slope (see the mission plan map for site context). Color indicates depth, with orange showing the major ledge feature at about 400 meters and blue leading deeper. Crosses indicate previous ROV dive start points, and dots show waypoints of four dives with ROV Odysseus, operated by Pelagic Research Services, and launched from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in August 2017. The illustrated area covers approximately half of the area proposed as a Habitat Area of Particular Concern. Image courtesy of Matt Poti, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science.

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