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Fly Over the Seafloor: Central California — Bolinas to Pescadero

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Title: Fly Over the Seafloor: Central California — Bolinas to Pescadero


Virtual fly-through over the seafloor of Central California near San Francisco as if the water was drained from the ocean. The movie flies out of San Francisco Bay pausing over a field of large sand waves west of the Golden Gate, and then up to the Bolinas area revealing folded and fractured bedrock. The movie then turns south flying down the coast past Pacifica and towards Half Moon Bay again revealing folded and fractured bedrock beneath the Maverick's surf break. The movie finishes by flying over very complex seafloor of folded bedrock, fault scarps, and ripple scour depressions south of Half Moon Bay and offshore San Gregorio State Beach. The seafloor is colored for depth with reds and oranges representing shallower regions and dark blues and purples representing deeper regions.

Location: CA, USA

Date Taken: 6/1/2012

Length: 3:04

Video Producer: Peter Dartnell , U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Additional Video Credits:

California State University
Monterey Bay
Seafloor Mapping Lab
California Seafloor Mapping Program


For more information:California Seafloor Mapping Program

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