Before (top) and after (bottom) map showing the focused operating area for Leg 1 mapping operations on the southwestern part of the West Florida Escarpment. Bathymetry shown in the above map is from 2011-2012 operations; the “after” map shows bathymetry collected from February to March 2013. The area was identified as high priority for mapping operations by multiple management groups. The white line is the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program.

Before (top) and after (bottom) map showing the focused operating area for Leg 1 mapping operations on the southwestern part of the West Florida Escarpment. Bathymetry shown in the above map is from 2011-2012 operations; the “after” map shows bathymetry collected from February to March 2013. The area was identified as high priority for mapping operations by multiple management groups. The white line is the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program.

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