Deep Soundings: Stories from the Ocean Floor

Series produced by David Levin

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Deep Soundings is an audio series about mapping Earth's final frontier: the ocean floor.

On most of the planet, the seafloor is vast, remote, and difficult to access. Strangely, though, the hardest stuff to map in detail is the area right off the coast. That's right: even near some of the world's most heavily populated areas, the minute contours of the bottom are kind of a mystery. Teams of scientists are working to solve this problem using new and innovative techniques—and with each new development, they're revealing new details about waters critical to shipping, transportation, fishing, and disaster response.

In this series, dive in with us to learn what this work is revealing about the seafloor, especially in areas right under our noses.

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In this episode, go into the field with a team of scientists working to map the coastal seafloor in detail—and learn how their technologies could r...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2023
  • Length: 20:11
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When it comes to mapping the seafloor, the hardest spots to see are the ones just off the coast. In this episode, find out why that's the case—and ...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2023
  • Length: 14:52