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Scientists Call for More Antarctic Ocean-Observing

Oceanographers call for more Antarctic Ocean observations as Antarctica's climate is changing faster than anywhere else on the planet.

Ocean-Going Robotic Submarine Returns

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...
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NSF Launches Ocean Observatories Initiative

The National Science Foundation has announced agreement for vast undersea observing network. Called the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) it will provide a network of...
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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...
Rich cold-water coral reef in the Whittard Canyon area by the Isis ROV

Robots help map deep marine conservation zone

The UK's National Oceanography Centre has produced the first true three-dimensional picture of submarine canyon habitats, using a unique combination of marine robotics and...
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...
Shoal of Fish

Swimming fish may improve the design of robots

The constant, seemingly random, movement of fish is actually gives them the best sensory feedback they can get to navigate the world, say Johns...
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...
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...
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Underwater Robots Make Independent Decisions

Submarine robots can act independently, finding and following squid.