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SEABed Observation and Sampling System (SEABOSS) (center image) and the MiniSEABOSS (right) designed for rapid, inexpensive, and effective collection of seabed imagery (photographs and video) as well sediment samples from the coastal/inner-continental shelf regions.  Images from coastal Massachusetts show purple algae-encrusted cobbles and boulders covered with sea-stars (top left); crab, sculpin, flounder and hake congregating near a burrow in fine-grained sediment (bottom left); sharp seabed transition between fine-grained sediment and gravelly-cobble seabed (center top); lobster emerging from its rocky home among cobble and small boulders (center bottom).


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