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Transect Meanders

Located on the middle portion of the continental shelf off the coast of Charleston, the Transect Meanders were discovered using sidescan sonar in 2004 on Leg 02 of the Transect Program.
College of Charleston undergraduate students returned to the site in November 2006 and January 2008 to map the region using multibeam sonar from aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster.

Click on an area of the basemap, below, or click on the thumbnail images
below the basemap to examine in detail the areas studied by CofC students. View location


Quadrant I
Northwest Area


Quadrant II
Harris Meander Area

Quadrant III
Central Area

Quadrant IV
Southeast Area
Quadrant V
Sand Ridge Area
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Approximate Location of Transect Meanders


Publication of Project Oceanica, created by Leslie Sautter
as part of the
College of Charleston Transect Program's
Beam Teams 2007 and 2008

For questions or comments, e-mail Oceanica's webmaster.

Quad I Quad II Quad III Quad IV Quad V Quad I Quad II Quad III Quad V