Comparison of resolution of satellite-derived bathymetry (top) and multibeam sonar bathymetry collected by the Okeanos Explorer (bottom). Example shown is the largest seamount in the Wake Atoll Unit of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

Comparison of resolution of satellite-derived bathymetry (top) and multibeam sonar bathymetry collected by the Okeanos Explorer (bottom). Example shown is the largest seamount in the Wake Atoll Unit of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

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