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The NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center is developing maps of reef habitat to support surveys of reef fish stocks. This image shows recently measured bathymetry on Diaphus Bank in the northern Gulf of Mexico, 80 miles south of Cocodrie, Louisiana. The data was collected on the NOAA ship Pisces using a Simrad ME70 multibeam echo sounder. The raw data was acquired using a ME70 beam configuration developed by George R. Cutter at the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Centre. Bottom detections were extracted from the raw data using software developed by Tom Weber at CCOM/JHC.

Author: Charles H. Thompson - NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center