File:Benthic Map of Redfish Bay, Texas.jpg
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Using Geographic Information System tools, scientists and researchers can zoom into to an image like this to reveal fine details about the location, health, and variety of submerged aquatic vegetation in a given area. This image of Redfish Bay, Texas near Corpus Christi--part of the new Texas Coastal Bend map--shows seagrass (green), oyster reefs (pink), sand bottom (yellow), mangroves (magenta), and salt marsh (light blue).
To learn more benthic maps, visit: <a href="http://www.csc.noaa.gov/" rel="nofollow">NOAA Coastal Services Center</a> <a href="http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/podcast/nov08/NOS_makingwaves_111408.mp3" rel="nofollow">New Digital Map of Near Corpus Christi</a>, (<a href="http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/podcast.html#mw" rel="nofollow">Making Waves audio podcast</a>) <a href="http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/topics/coasts/dmtools/" rel="nofollow">Coastal Decision-making Tools</a>
(Original source: <a href="http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/images.html" rel="nofollow">National Ocean Service Image Gallery</a>)
|Source||originally posted to Flickr as Benthic Map of Redfish Bay, Texas|
|Author||NOAA's National Ocean Service|
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