Oceans Nine

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Oceans Nine

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Oceans Nine

Norway

The mind conjures up images of alien forces at work as we discover a huge number 9 perfectly carved into the cold arctic seabed. With a pen of ice 60 m wide pressing 8 m into the seabed, this distinct figure around 1 km ‘high’ has been inscribed on the otherwise pocked and furrowed seabed with such precision it’s hard to believe this is the work of an iceberg.

Depth range
260  m
Location
34.265° E, 72.265° N
Projection
UTM 33N/WGS84
Data acquisition
Norwegian Hydrographic Service/MMT
Survey year
2009
Project
MAREANO
Acoustic system
Kongsberg Maritime EM710
Acoustic data processing software
Kongsberg Maritime Neptune, Geocap Seafloor
Grid resolution
5m
Image production
Geir Gunleiksrud, Norwegian Hydrographic Service,
QPS-Fledermaus
Image caption
Margaret Dolan, Geological Survey of Norway