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Self-driving robots collect water samples to create snapshots of ocean microbes
Description: For the first time, scientists will deploy a small fleet of long-range autonomous underwater vehicles (LRAUVs) that have the ability to collect and archive seawater samples automatically. These new robots will allow researchers to track and study ocean microbes in unprecedented detail. Ocean microbes produce at least fifty percent of the oxygen in our atmosphere while removing large amounts of carbon dioxide. They also form the foundation of marine food webs, including those that support global ocean fisheries. [Source: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute]
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Source: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Publish Date: 3/7/2018
Reading Level: Basic
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