Using advanced seafloor electromagnetic imaging technology pioneered at SIO, the scientists imaged a 25-kilometer- (15.5-mile-) thick layer of partially melted mantle rock below the edge of the Cocos plate where it moves beneath Central America. Researchers pull an ocean bottom electromagnetic receiver onto the vessel Melville’s deck. Credit: Kerry Key
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Crew deploying an ocean bottom electromagnetic receiver in the ocean off Nicaragua’s shores. Credit: Kerry Key
Map of the survey region where the research was conducted. Credit: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Marine scientists haul in a successfully recovered marine electromagnetic receiver. Credit: Kerry Key