|A Close Look at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary|
In this investigation, students examine Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. After becoming familiar with a bathymetric/topographic map of the area, students select a transect along the seafloor to study some of the geological, biological, and physical features that are present. In this activity students use a bathymetric/topographic map as a tool for recognizing geobiological features of the sanctuary, create a depth profile from a topographic map, use a transect as a tool for quantifying geological, physical, and biological features along the seafloor, and correlate species with habitat type in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Supporting data are provided.
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Type of resource:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
This resource is in the public domain.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-133
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Karen Grimmer
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary