Jet Ski Bathymetric Surveying (AD)
The USGS uses a variety of survey tools—including personal watercraft (jet skis) equipped with GPS and sonar—to measure how sandy coastlines change over time. Sandy coastlines are a valuable resource that protect human-made structures from waves, serve as habitat for important species, and provide a variety of recreational opportunities.
Video is Public Domain.
Music: "nemes" by bomull, used with permission from Epidemic Sound.
Additional footage used with permission from Envato Elements.