Mapping one of the last frontier’s --- California’s Coastal Seafloor

Aug 20, 2015

Example of a seafloor habitat map developed from CSMP.
Credit CSMP/USGS

The state waters off California’s coast are one of the final frontiers. As KRCB reports, a group of scientists are now mapping the seafloor and the new charts are proving useful in surprising ways: protecting habitat, addressing erosion and even warning of earthquake hazards. 

Watch the video below to see a flyover of Central California’s seafloor --- from Bolinas to Pescadero --- created by the Seafloor Mapping Program.