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Bathymetry, backscatter intensity, and benthic habitat offshore of Morro Bay, California

April 1, 2022

The surveys were conducted to map surficial geology and benthic habitat as part of the USGS California Seafloor Mapping Program, a collaboration with California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These data are intended to provide regional bathymetric information in California State waters for offshore resource and ecosystem management. This data release is part of USGS Data Series 781 (Golden, 2019), which can be found at