Luciano Fonseca

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Acoustic backscatter mosaics derived from multibeam and sidescan sonars are often used to estimate seafloor type and composition, which are important parameters in the description of benthic habitats. However, due to limitations of the mosaicking technique, backscatter mosaics are restricted in their capacity to unambiguously discriminate seafloor(More)
The waters off Alaska's coast support abundant and nationally significant populations of fish and marine mammals, yet resource managers lack basic information about the marine habitats that support this bounty. Fishermen and geologists can tell us broadly about the types of seafloor found in various areas – mud, sand, rocky pinnacles, scattered gravel, etc.(More)
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