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Aqua Survey, Inc. (ASI) is a full service ecotoxicology company founded in 1975. Aqua Survey provides laboratory testing, field sampling, geophysical surveying and consulting
services to a wide variety of clients throughout the world including many of the largest U.S. corporations, internationally recognized environmental consulting firms, and public sector agencies.

Aqua Survey provides services in the following areas:

  • Sediment Vibracoring / On-Water Drilling
  • Benthic Grab Sampling and Taxonomy
  • Toxicity Identification Evaluations
  • Underwater Utility and UXO Markout Surveys
  • Geophysical / Hydrographic Surveys
  • Geotechnical Sampling
  • Sediment Toxicology and Bioaccumulation Studies
  • Wind Farm and Pipeline Placement Support Surveys
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Horned Scullies, Bombs & Treasure

Horned Scullies, Bombs & Treasure

Feb 20, 2014

What is that?  What are they looking for?  Are they looking for bombs?  During the month of December a jet helicopter towing a 30-foot wide glider was watched by thousands of Florida’s Treasure Coast beach-goers.

The Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Pierce knew what our helicopter was doing as did several historic shipwreck enterprises.  Aqua Survey was using a new technology called a Potassium-Vapor Magnet Gradiometer to survey about 70 square miles of coastline and near-coastal waters for Horned Scullies, unexploded ordnance (bombs) and shipwrecks.

With our glider flying as low as 15 feet off the water, we surveyed approximately 70 square miles of ocean in only 20 days.  That’s not too difficult when you can survey at 50-60 miles per hour.

When compared to data Aqua Survey or other firms had collected using vessel-towed Cesium Magnetometers, the glider proved to be as effective as, or better than, waterborne systems when it came to pinpointing ferrous targets.

What would have taken years to complete on the water was accomplished in a fraction of the time with our new airborne survey solution. 

Watch the video here.

For a White Paper assessing Airborne Potassium-Vapor Magnetometer Glider use, please contact Ken Hayes at .