Three of these of currently deployed in the Gulf of Mexico, helping scientists with the BP Oil Spill.
This Seaglider, from 2000, can do deep dives on missions lasting months and traversing thousands of miles. Its technology was originally designed by researchers at the University of Washington, and it can measure salinity, temperature, and other ocean elements, sending all the data back using global satellite telemetry.
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July 15, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
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