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Seafloor Character map of the Santa Cruz Region

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“Seafloor Character” map of the Santa Cruz Region — This is a type of habitat map that classifies the seafloor based on surface hardness and roughness. Such maps are used in various types of ecosystem assessments and seafloor zoning, such as delineation or monitoring of marine protected areas. Excerpt from USGS California State Waters Map Series – Offshore Santa Cruz Map Area, Sheet 5.