Ready for nearshore survey

A small inflatable boat sits on a towing platform with big wheels, on sand in front of an elevated amusement park ride.

Detailed Description

The USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center's new inflatable boat equipped with a portable, single beam, shallow-water echo sounder used for nearshore surveys. USGS scientists collect such data seasonally, to study sediment input and movement in and around Monterey Bay area beaches.


Image Dimensions: 3835 x 2781

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Location Taken: Santa Cruz, CA, US