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ocean litter tracking

New tool tracks marine litter polluting the ocean

Watch the path of the litter as it spreads across the oceans, and see which countries are the worst

Mussel sensors pave the way for new environmental monitoring tools

>When mussels feed, they open their shells; but if there's something noxious in the water, they immediately close their shells, all at once. New fitbit for mussels gives early warning of toxins.
silent glider

Underwater glider could silently survey the seas

Autonomous underwater vehicles have become versatile tools for exploring the seas. But they can be disruptive to the environment.
squid robot

Squid-inspired robot swims with nature’s most efficient marine animals

Flexible underwater robot can propel itself through water in the same style as nature's most efficient swimmer - the Aurelia aurita jellyfish.
water

Underwater use beckons for   “neuromorphic”   cameras

For environmental monitoring, distributed early warning systems, high speed object detection and marine pollution detection.
sperm whale

Underwater robots reveal habits of endangered whales

Not all humans are morning people. Neither, according to a new study, are all sperm whales - at least when it comes...
underwater internet

Aquatic internet and underwater WiFi approaches

Aquatic internet that sends data through light beams could enable divers to instantly transmit footage from under the sea to the surface.Wireless internet under...
Sea

Towable sensor free-falls to measure vertical slices of ocean conditions

The motion of the ocean is often thought of in horizontal terms, for instance in the powerful currents that sweep around the planet, or...
An ROV fitted with an arm for collecting marine samples.

Enhanced underwater robots can boost ocean discoveries

Underwater robots are regularly used by the oil and gas industry to inspect and maintain offshore structures. The same machines could be adapted to gather environmental information, providing substantial benefits to science and to resource companies in the long-term.
Underwater internet of things

Internet of Underwater Things uses the power of light

Researchers in Saudi Arabia are developing a system that can concurrently transmit light and energy to underwater energy devices. Self-powered internet of underwater things...