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Delicate grasping of a sea cucumber at a depth of 1282 m.

Marine biologists explore delicate deep-sea life with soft robotics and 3D printing

Marine biologists have been able to investigate and interact with fragile deep-sea organisms using 3D-printed soft robotic manipulators.During a deep-sea expedition to the Phoenix...
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...
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Blue whales’ unique feeding habits revealed by sensors & video

Whales are the biggest animals to ever have existed on Earth, and yet some subsist on tiny creatures. How they do this is only...
Deep water horizon oil rig explosion

Looking back at the Deepwater Horizon spill 8 years on

You know an event is big when they cast Mark Wahlberg to star in a film telling the story six years later. That is...
Coral Reef

Scientists Reveal New Technique to Monitor Coral Reef ‘Vital Signs’

With the world’s coral reefs threatened by coastal development, pollution, rising sea temperatures and other factors, scientists have developed a new method to monitor the health of these underwater ecosystems.

“Fish scale” coat will warn of structural damage

Brilliant iridescent fish scales change colour depending on the angle from which you look at them. The very word is from the greek word...

Mini device analyses ocean microbes

Researchers have created a device that can swiftly analyse microbes in oceans, revealing the health of these organisms - too tiny to be seen by the naked eye - and their response to threats to their ecosystems.
Wireless communication breaks air-water boundary

Wireless communication breaks air-water boundary

Today, underwater sensors cannot share data with those on land, as both use different wireless signals that only work in their respective mediums. Radio...
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.