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Water Column Sonar Data Viewer

Water column sonar data, the acoustic backscatter from the near-surface to the seafloor, are used to assess physical and biological characteristics of the ocean including the spatial distribution of plankton, fish, methane seeps, and underwater oil plumes.

 Aquaculture application: Aquaculture education, Ocean education.

Contributing Partners: NMFS, OER, NOS, R2R

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NCCOS delivers ecosystem science solutions for stewardship of the nation’s ocean and coastal resources to sustain thriving coastal communities and economies.

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