Side-scan sonar mapping of anthropogenically influenced seafloor: A case-study of Mangalia Harbor, Romania

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Alexandru Vlad LAZÄ‚R Alexandra Delia BUGHEANU Gheorghe Viorel UNGUREANU Alexandru Dan IONESCU

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This paper focuses on identifying and analyzing objects and seafloor features from Mangalia Harbor (Romania). The area was surveyed using a side-scan sonar. After explaining, briefly, the methodology used in scanning and data processing, the results are discussed: a mosaic showing the seafloor of the harbor, which is the basis of further descriptions of some representative areas, and the contact analyses of the debris left from human activity. Furthermore, their position was established taking into consideration the possibility of cleaning the harbor. We concluded that the identified objects, such as wrecks, metal frames do not represent a real danger for navigation. Nevertheless, a mound of rocks situated near the main channel could cause trouble to large ships.

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LAZÄ‚R, Alexandru Vlad et al. Side-scan sonar mapping of anthropogenically influenced seafloor: A case-study of Mangalia Harbor, Romania. Geo-Eco-Marina, [S.l.], v. 19, p. 59-64, dec. 2013. ISSN 1224-6808. Available at: <https://journal.geoecomar.ro/geo-eco-marina/article/view/04_2013>. Date accessed: 21 apr. 2024.
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