Surveying Artificial Reefs with a SeaBat T51

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Artificial reefs make a great playground to produce stunning data when passed over with a SeaBat T51 at 800 kHz. But aside from that they have a more meaningful purpose.

Artificial reefs allow for sea life to recover from a decline in habitat. These reefs act as a recruitment, growth and resting zone for fish species and other sea life. 

Artificial reef structures come in all shapes and sizes; giving species places to hide, allowing to live off the seafloor from predatory species, or providing a substrate to grow on.

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Reefs captured with the RESON SeaBat T51-R Multibeam echosounder

All the images of the artificial reefs are captured with a SeaBat T51 at 800 kHz. For your survey this gives you: 

  • Improved decision making: The frequency flexible 700-800kHz sonar array for up to seven times water depth efficiency - this gives you an extreme resolution that captures all the details you need.
  • 350-430kHz sonar operation for traditional and extended range survey requirements maximising your sonar usage
  • Hands-free: This model comes with Autonomous​ Sonar Controls – allowing the operator to focus on other tasks than controlling the sonar

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