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For instance, surface ships can map the ocean bottom on a broad scale and identify areas of interest, AUVs can then home in on those areas and map or photograph them in finer detail, and then scientists can descend in submersibles to investigate personally.
Technology solution company ION Geophysical (NYSE:IO) said on Wednesday that its Ocean Bottom Seismic (OBS) company, OceanGeo, has announced plans to begin mobilizing its vessels and crew to conduct an OBS survey offshore Nigeria.
Satellite measurements reveal that ocean bottoms "are bumpier and more mountainous than had been imagined," said co-investigator Walter H.
SIR Richard Branson is planning to launch tourist trips to the ocean bottom.
Geokinetics operates in some of the most challenging locations in the world, from mountainous jungles, swamps and surf transition zones to ocean bottom environments.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-11 August 2008-Norwegian seismic company Reservoir Exploration Technology ASA wins 3D ocean bottom seismic contract in the Caspian Sea(C)1994-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Another study indicates that microorganisms can prosper in sediments that were deposited millions of years ago but now sit hundreds of meters below the ocean bottom.
Huge amounts of methane hydrate escaped from where it lay frozen on the ocean bottom.
Subtle characteristics, such as the geography of the ocean bottom, give certain coastal regions better surfing waves than others.
Mr Jourdan and his Americanbased company, Nauticos, plan an expedition in the spring, using sonar, to sweep the ocean bottom west of tiny Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean.
Jourdan and his Maine-based company, Nauticos, plan to launch an expedition in the spring using sonar to sweep 1, 000 square miles of ocean bottom west of tiny Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean.
But this is no swimming pool - waves rock the 65-foot boat back and forth; the ocean bottom rolls up and down just like any natural part of the earth's surface; salt, fish, debris, bubbles and rocks deflect sound waves.
Invertebrate life, including hydrocoral (not a true coral), cowries and nudibrancs, colorful shell-less snail-like creatures, cling to the rocky point that rises more than a hundred feet from the ocean bottom.
He or she stops before a flooded hole and gazes into it and for some reason imagines the ocean bottom.
It took the Urashima one hour to hit the ocean bottom about 40 kilometers off Shimizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, on Dec.
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