Fly Over the Seafloor of Northern Channel Islands
A virtual “flight” over seafloor features in Southern California as if the water has been drained away. The flight travels around the features Footprint and Piggy Bank, just south of the northern Channel Islands in southern California. USGS researchers with the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center used multibeam sonar to map the seafloor as part of the project Seafloor Mapping: Channel Islands - USGS PCMSC. This video was generated from these data, along with surrounding publicly available bathymetric and topographic data.