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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:

Measuring Mountains in the Sea

Virtual flight through the Gulf of Alaska submerged seamounts. (QuickTime, 582 Kb)

Virtual flight through the Patton seamount. (QuickTime, 624 Kb)

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