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$7 Million Prize for developing Ocean Explorer

A global competition is challenging teams to design an underwater vehicle to explore the deep sea. It must map the seafloor, produce images of...
Researchers use robomussels to monitor climate change

Robomussels monitor climate change

Tiny robots have been helping researchers study how climate change affects biodiversity. Developed by Northeastern University scientist Brian Helmuth, the "robomussels" have the shape,...
World Record Dive

Deep diving record broken in Dahab

Ahmed Gabr has made the deepest ever scuba dive—to 332.35 meters—in Dahab in Egypt. The dive was projected to take 14 hours to complete, with...
Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) by David Cook

Tagging Seals Improves Ocean Weather Forecasts

Elephant seals improve weather forecasts by up to 6%. Real time data from tagged animals being used by UK's Met Office.

Mapping Coral Disease Clusters in the Caribbean

In the last 30 years, more than 90 percent of the reef-building coral in the Caribbean has disappeared because of a disease of unknown...
Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch shows you ships fishing in protected areas

In the last 60 years the fishing industry have caught nine out of every ten large fish. That's only 10% of large fish like...
AUV

Underwater Robots Make Independent Decisions

Submarine robots can act independently, finding and following squid.
Underwater robot maps sea ice

Underwater robot maps Antactic ice

An underwater robot has enabled researchers to produce the first detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice. Scientists from the UK, USA and...

GPS signal used for sat-navs could improve knowledge of ocean currents

For the first time sea level has been mapped from space with GPS reflections, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters by...

Wave-Powered Robot Completes 9000 Mile Journey

The first wave powered autonomous marine robot, called “Papa Mau”, has completed a 9,000 nautical mile (16,668 kilometers) scientific journey across the Pacific Ocean...