This dataset includes photographs of 39 piston and gravity cores that were collected as part of a groundtruthing survey in September 2019 aboard the R/V Bold Horizon. This dataset is one of several collected as part of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)-funded California Deepwater Investigations and Groundtruthing (Cal DIG I) project. The purpose of the study is to assess shallow geohazards, benthic habitats, and thereby the potential for alternative energy infrastructure (namely floating wind turbines) offshore south-central California due to its proximity to power grid infrastructure associated with the Morro Bay power plant. These core data provide information about the geology of the seafloor and shallow subsurface offshore of the south-central California coast. [More]
||Kennedy, Daniel J.; Walton, Maureen A. L.; Cochrane, Guy R.; Paull, Charles K.; Gwiazda, Roberto; Lorenson, Thomas D.; Addison, Jason A.; and Lundsten, Eve M.