Tycom Fiber Optic Cable Project

A biological survey was conducted to supplement geophysical and geomorphological data for a proposed offshore fiber optic cable route. MBC examined the existing data and proposed supplemental studies and  preferred routing. Both biologist-diver surveys and remote operated vehicle (ROV) marine biological surveys were conducted along the proposed submarine cable corridor. Surveys included a characterization of both soft-bottom and hard-bottom substrates. Benthic communities offshore of Hermosa Beach were examined and categorized by substrate and depth to a depth of 600 m. Biologists from MBC interfaced with the California Coastal Commission to discuss the routing and minimize potential impacts from construction of the project.

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Hermosa Beach, CA

Surveying Services


City of Antioch Desalination Intake Hydrographic Survey

MBC conducted a quick-response, 1-day hydrographic survey in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta for pre-design of a Brackish Water Desalination Facility proposed by the City of Antioch.

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Irvine Lake Survey

MBC was hired by Psomas to perform a Class 1 hydrographic survey of Irvine Lake to provide an updated bathymetric map.

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Mission Bay Navigational Safety Dredge Project Eelgrass Transplant

MBC provided support to dredging contractor Curtin Maritime in the largest eelgrass mitigation project on the West Coast. MBC provided support during eelgrass harvest and transplant.

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