Story: Geological exploration

Surveying the sea floor

Surveying the sea floor

This computer-enhanced photograph shows how the research vessel Tangaroa undertakes multibeam surveys of the sea floor. The black lines on the sea floor indicate traverses of the vessel needed to build up a three-dimensional image.

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Simon Nathan, 'Geological exploration - Studying the sea floor and earthquakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006