Tag Archives: MBARI

DeepSea Expedition Recovers Ancient Mammoth Tusk

A team of researchers from the UC Santa Cruz Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences will examine when and how the tusk may have arrived deep offshore. Terrence Blackburn, who specializes in geochronology, will study the mineral crusts on the tusk to determine when it landed on the deep seafloor, while Christopher Edwards and Patrick Drake will examine the oceanographic currents to better pinpoint where the tusk originally came from.

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Hydrophone in Monterey Bay Provides Live Stream of Ocean Sounds

Starting this week, anyone can eavesdrop on sounds in the deep sea via a continuous streaming YouTube video that carries live sound from 900 m (3,000 ft.) below the surface of Monterey Bay. The sounds on the stream come from an underwater microphone (hydrophone) that the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) placed on the seafloor in 2015. The hydrophone

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Virtual Immersion Goes Beyond the Surface with Underwater Drones

Christine Spiten is the 27 year old co-founder and chief global strategist of Blueye Robotics, a company making underwater drones that connect with your smartphone, tablet, laptop or a pair of goggles to explore the marine environment 150 meters underwater. Sea Technology caught up with Spiten just a few hours after she emerged from an underwater adventure in the fjords

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