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Advantages of color photography on the continental shelf
Trumbull, J.V.A.; Emery, K.O. (1967). Advantages of color photography on the continental shelf, in: Hersey, J.B. (Ed.) Deep-sea photography. pp. 141-143
In: Hersey, J.B. (Ed.) (1967). Deep-sea photography. The John Hopkins Oceanographic Studies, 3. The John Hopkins Press: Baltimore. 310 pp., more
In: The John Hopkins Oceanographic Studies, more

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  • Trumbull, J.V.A.
  • Emery, K.O.

Abstract
    Underwater color photographs of the continental shelf can provide information that is not readily obtainable from black-and-white photographs. Color improves differentiation between rocks of diverse types, between sands of contrasting mineral composition, and between encrusted and recently abraded gravels and rocks. Living and dead organisms may be distinguished by color, and the relative age of shell fragments can be estimated. Underwater color photographs of the continental slope and the deep-sea floor, as well as of shallow mud bottoms on the continental shelf, appear to present little advantage over black-and-white ones.

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