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Elephant seals monitor ocean health

Diving almost continuously at great depth during most of the year, and covering large distance through remote areas of the Southern Ocean, Kerguelen elephant seals have proved to be a great alternative to other instruments for monitoring the oceans. The seal-derived measurements of oceanic dissolved oxygen give better results than other methods, according to new research.

Scientists are celebrating the first successful deployment and retrieval in Australia of a remotely controlled, deep ocean-going robotic submarine destined to play a central...

Sensors developed by the University of St Andrews have been employed by Antarctic researchers to collect otherwise inaccessible information about the climate. The...

Technology developed to detect fluorescence for fertility monitors and pregnancy tests could be used for early detection of oil leaks at sea.
Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) by David Cook

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

The Trident underwater robot has been able to find and retrieve independently an object in an unknown seabed facing the adverse conditions presented by...
Underwater glider with sensors

Nineteen thousand sensors collect data in the Gulf of Mexico every day, feeding it back to researchers around the world. The information acquired is...

Scientists develop mesh that captures oil but lets water through and could help clean oil spills. The work was partly inspired by lotus leaves, whose bumpy surfaces naturally repel water but not oil.
World Record Dive

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...
Image by James Gleason, Northwest Hydro Inc

One hundred and fifty years ago, 20 miles off the coast of Texas, the Hatteras gunboat was sunk during a battle with the famous...