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E/V Nautilus cruise NA075 returned to the Southern California Continental Borderland, an area that remains largely unexplored. Part of the broader North America-Pacific plate boundary, this region extends ~300 km west of the San Andreas Fault and displays an unusually rugged physiography. During the cruise, the multibeam sonar mapped ~5,200 km2 of seafloor, and ROVs Hercules and Argus were deployed for 16 dives to explore geological and biological targets (Figure 1) and collect samples.
Cormier, M.H., K.L.C. Bell, S.M. Sharuga, C. Castillo, J. Conrad, D. Amon, M. Legg, M.L. Brennan, K. Barnhill, L.L. Lowell, A. Marranzino, S.L. Klemperer, and R. Kane, Exploration of the Southern California Borderland, Oceanography, 39 (Suppl.), 40-41, 2017. doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2017.supplement.01.
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