Georeferenced TIFF images displaying backscatter data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey along the transit between the Madison Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas, Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (UTM Zone 16, WGS 84, 5 GeoTIFF images)

Online link https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/catalog/whcmsc/field_activities/2000_005_fa/2000-005-FA_transit_sssmeta.faq.html
Description The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mapped approximately 22 square miles of the Madison Swanson Marine Protected Area (MPA) and Steamboat Lumps MPA, which are located on the Florida shelf edge in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico in 2000 using sidescan sonar and high-resolution chirp seismic-reflection systems. This survey was conducted as part of a larger study of the effectiveness of no-fishing reserves in protecting grouper spawning aggregations. Field activity information for this cruise is available on-line through the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geoscience Data System at https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fa=2000-005-FA. [More]
Originators U.S. Geological Survey; Scanlon, Kathryn M.; and Buczkowski, Brian J.
Field activities 2000-005-FA

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Thumbnail image showing the extent and coverage of the data layer.
Thumbnail image showing the extent and coverage of the data layer.
Browse graphic of the sidescan-sonar mosaic of the transit survey of field activity 2000-005-FA.
Browse graphic of the sidescan-sonar mosaic of the transit survey of field activity 2000-005-FA.