Robots help to map England's only deep-water Marine Conservation Zone

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:10 in Earth & Climate

The first true three-dimensional picture of submarine canyon habitats has been produced using a unique combination of marine robotics and ship-based measurements. The information captured in this new set of maps ranges in scale from the 200km canyon down to the size of an individual cold-water coral polyp, and will be used to inform the management of the only English Marine Conservation Zone in deep water.

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