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Cost of Flooding Doubles Worldwide with Loss of Coral Reef

An article published in Nature Communications shows that because “coral reefs serve as natural, low-crested, submerged breakwaters, which provide flood reduction benefits through wave breaking and wave energy attenuation,” coral reefs save billions of dollars each year in flood damage. Losing coral reefs results in worse flooding further inland for larger numbers of people, and it increases in the costs

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Northwestern Michigan College Offers Underwater Robotics Program

Northwestern Michigan College is the first in the United States to offer a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Technology, including courses in calibration, deployment, operation, maintenance and management of marine technology assets, including data collection, processing and mapping. Part of the course involves examining shipwrecks at depths of approximately 150 m using Saab Seaeye’s Falcon ROV outfitted with an advanced

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Tour USS Indianapolis: Live-Streaming from 18,000 Feet Under the Sea

Tonight, a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) will shoot video 18,000 feet under the sea to take viewers on a live-streaming tour of the recently discovered USS Indianapolis. Indianapolis sunk in the final days of World War II when it was hit by two Japanese torpedoes after delivering components of the “Little Boy” bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The sunken battleship was discovered Aug.

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