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BioSonics Scientific Echosounders


MX Series - Aquatic Habitat Assessment System



  • Eelgrass/seagrass or aquatic plant mapping

  • Assess invasive aquatic weeds

  • Delineate substrate seafloor substrate

  • Bathymetric mapping

The BioSonics MX Aquatic Habitat Echosounder is a one-of-a-kind system for identifying and assessing aquatic habitat features. The MX is a complete hardware/software solution, packaged with unique processing and data visualization software, Visual Habitat MX, for classifying seafloor substrate and mapping submerged vegetation.


With integrated DGPS, scientific transducer, and a rugged weatherproof housing, the MX echosounder system provides a turn-key solution for rapid assessment of submersed plants and substrate classification. This easy-to-use system allows for quick identification of rock, sand, and mud while also assessing plant canopy height and percent coverage. Even novice users will quickly learn to collect and process data and create powerful imagery to visualize results using Visual Habitat Software mapping tools.

Aquatic Vegetation, seagrass , mapping, fish habitat
Aquatic habitat mapping, bottom typing, sediment classification
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