Marine geologist studying seafloor map

Marine geologist studying seafloor map

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Credit: B. MURTON/SOUTHAMPTON OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: MODEL RELEASED. Marine geologist studying a seafloor map produced by the TOBI (Towed Ocean Bottom Instrument) seafloor mapping instrument. TOBI is a sidescan sonar unit that is towed behind a ship. It sends pulsed sound waves towards the seafloor and records the echo-like reflections to create an image of the seafloor. Photographed on board RRS James Cook in the Caribbean, in 2010.

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