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Bloom with a View: Robot Subs Help Researchers Study Mysterious Antarctic Sea Life
Description: Scientists hoping to better understand the fragile ecosystem on and around Antarctica have begun delegating data collection to satellite-guided robotic subs. The hope is that these sea gliders, which can dive hundreds of meters and stay in the water for months at a time, will help to unlock the secrets of phytoplankton blooms that nourish the organisms in Antarctica's Ross Sea for a few months each year before mysteriously disappearing. [Source: Scientific American]
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Source: Scientific American
Publish Date: 2/25/2011
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