Master of Science (M.S.)
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
The San Juan Islands region, located in Washington's seismically active northern Puget Sound, have a complicated and not yet fully understood geologic history. Due in part to the region's geology, the underwater landscape is morphologically complex and this complexity equates to habitat for a number of declining bottomfish species including rockfishes (genus Sebastes, family Scorpaenidae). In this study, multibeam bathymetry, multibeam backscatter, and underwater video data were collected and combined with existing geological, geophysical, and biological information to map the marine geology and identify and map potential adult rockfish habitat, specifically for copper (Sebastes caurinus) and quillback rockfishes (Sebastes maliger) in the southwestern San Juan Islands.
Tilden, Janet E., "Marine geology and potential rockfish habitat in the southwestern San Juan Islands, Washington" (2004). Capstone Projects and Theses. 92.