Chirp rests on the deck of R/V Bold Horizon

An instrument rests on the deck of a ship, its cables suspended above it, while a scientist looks on.

Detailed Description

This instrument, the Edgetech SB-516 or "chirp", emits acoustic signals that penetrate the sediment on the seafloor. The reflected sound is recorded and is used to create a cross-section image, or profile, of the sub-bottom.


Image Dimensions: 4032 x 3024

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Morro Bay, CA, US