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Painting Rainbows On The Seafloor

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Painting Rainbows on Seafloor
Ocean Exploration Trust

In this hands-on STEAM activity, students will learn about modern multibeam mapping SONAR technology and the data products created using maps from a 2017 E/V Nautilus expedition to the Revillagigedo Archipelago in Mexico. After examining and interpreting different bathymetric maps produced by the Corps of Exploration, students will paint their own watercolor bathymetry in this art integration activity.

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Scale: one of three
Prep time and materials cost minimal, may require printing.

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