Proposed Marine Protected Areas and sites surveyed with sonar along the edge of the continental shelf

Researchers surveyed proposed Marine Protected Areas (boxed in red) and sites with sonar (shown as white boxes with bottom images) along the edge of the continental shelf. Additionally, they surveyed an area on the Charleston Bump, an important deepwater coral and fish habitat. Image courtesy of South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources, NOAA.

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