Galvez Bank is part of the U.S. territory of Guam and located about 12 nautical miles (22 km) south-southwest of the island of Guam.
The bank actually consists of several bathymetric highs, with a minimum charted depth of 20 m. Most of the bank top is characterized by moderate relief reef, with
algae, coral patch reefs and associated reef fish communities. This map includes classified video data from all TOAD camera sled tows conducted over the bank during 20(cruise
OES0208) and 2010 (cruise SE1002), and classified photographs from selected AUV dives conducted over the bank in 2010 (cruise SE1002). During cruise SE1002 8 AUV dives
were conducted over Galvez Bank. However, as the AUV was still undergoing testing and trials, several of the dives were aborted early, and several repeated the
same route. Therefore, only photos from 3 dives have been classified for this map. These were selected due to being complete dives covering distinct routes/
More details can be found in the relevant cruise metadata:
Cruises CoRIS Metadata Record Names
SE1002 (TOAD) cred_toad_gal_se1002_2010.txt
SE1002 (AUV) cred_auv_se1002_2010.txt
Resource Description: Digital video images and still photographs that are geo-referenced to navigation files.