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Undersea Methane bubbles

Using sound to detect undersea methane might help measure greenhouse gas

Scientists have successfully recorded the sound of methane bubbles from the seafloor, opening the door to using acoustics to identify and measure this important...

Transparent Eel-like Robot Swims Silently Underwater

The bot is a step toward a future when soft robots can swim in the ocean alongside fish and invertebrates without disturbing or harming them.
Marine sensing

Underwater sensing with light and sound

Oceanic sensor networks that collect and transmit real-time data could transform our understanding of marine ecology and improve pollution and disaster management. A research...
Electric eel

Electric eel inspires new power source

Could the electric eel inspire a self-charging power source for implantable devices such as heart pacemakers, sensors, drug delivery pumps, or prosthetics? The ongoing...
Seal whiskers

Seal whiskers inspire vortex sensor

Seals use their whiskers to sense food by tracking the vortices left by potential prey, for example by fish swimming. The authors of a...
Sea Urchin

Sea urchins help scientists develop super-strong cement

A pillar made of this cement could be built 8000 metres high - and all because of the sea urchin blueprint.

Simple system to locate marine mammals

Researchers have developed an underwater acoustic system locate marine mammals, underwater vehicles and other sound sources in the ocean, using no more than a...
Boaty McBoatface

Marine sensors funding to help probe mysteries of the deep

Researchers at the University of Southampton have received funding to develop sensors capable of working in extreme ocean conditions. The sensors that will result...
The Sea

New low-cost device recovers underwater sensor-system moorings

Oceanographic research projects often deploy underwater sensor systems in the sea. These are retrieved from deep water by remotely releasing them from their moorings....
Unmanned Ocean Vehicles

Sailing drones are collecting data from the Arctic to the tropics

Over the next four months, NOAA scientists will launch unmanned ocean vehicles, called Saildrones, from the Arctic to the tropical Pacific Ocean to help...