Canadian Arctic 2017 Expedition

A group of MBARI scientists and engineers, led by geologist Charlie Paull, return to the Beaufort Sea on a South Korean icebreaker to study the Arctic seafloor.

Speeding up sound sampling

Sound may be weightless, but echosounders aren’t. To study Monterey Bay’s ecology, Scientist Kelly Benoit-Bird uses an echosounder with five different transducers, weighing about 165 pounds.