Story: Sea floor geology

Sea-floor sampling equipment

Sea-floor sampling equipment

Top: a benthic lander – an instrument that is lowered to the sea floor, where it measures various chemical and biological processes. Bottom: looking a bit like a photographer’s tripod, this multicorer takes core samples of sea-floor sediment.

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Keith Lewis, Scott D. Nodder and Lionel Carter, 'Sea floor geology - Exploring the sea bed', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Keith Lewis, Scott D. Nodder and Lionel Carter, published 12 Jun 2006