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June 26, 2012
Leslie Gordon (650) 329-4000

Media Advisory: Scanning the Seafloor with Sound

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Scanning with sound: modern sonar reveals hidden hazards and resources.

MENLO PARK, Calif. —Throughout the United States, June is recognized as National Oceans Month.  This Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey invites the public to a lecture entitled "Scanning the Seafloor with Sound." The entertaining and informative presentation will discuss how modern seafloor mapping technology is providing new views of the ocean bottom, revealing hidden natural hazards and resources.


David Finlayson, Marine Geologist


Lecture on modern sonar that uses 3-D processing software to interpret and study the seafloor in unprecedented detail.


Thursday, June 28, 2012
12:00 p.m.—Lecture preview for USGS employees and reporters
7 p.m.—Public lecture (also available, streaming over the Internet)


U.S. Geological Survey
Building 3 Auditorium, second floor
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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