Digital Terrain Model: Otanerau Bay
This is an interactive, 3D topographical model - called a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) - of the seafloor within a benthic flux chamber from a recent field trip for the Ecological responses to cumulative effects project.
Interact with the model
Click on the triangle button below to load the model. Click and hold the mouse to explore the seafloor. Scroll to zoom in/out.
The dips and peaks you can see are tubes, burrows and feeding mounds generated by the animals that live below the sediment surface and drive many important ecosystem services.