Groundtruthing example

Collage with one map of seafloor texture and two underwater photos with pointers to where they were taken, with location map.

Detailed Description

Example of video observations over backscatter imagery and corresponding seafloor photographs. The red dots on the map indicate observations of sediment (sand or mud), while blue dots indicate observations of hard ground (rock, boulder). The photograph taken at the hard ground observation (top) with high backscatter shows a seafloor of boulders and red gorgonia. The photograph taken at a sediment observation (bottom) with lower backscatter shows a seafloor covered in sands with white sea urchins and an octopus.

Details

Image Dimensions: 720 x 540

Location Taken: CA, US