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New Antarctic Crustacean Species

Podosirid habitus

A new species of Antarctic deep-sea crustacean armed with spines, large claws and the raptorial mouthparts of a predator has been described by the U.K. National Oceanography Centre (NOC) taxonomists. The description of the species has been published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society and is based on specimens collected during a research expedition led by the British

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New AUV Long-Endurance Navigation Capabilities Proven

Sonardyne P3AUV

New standards in long-endurance underwater navigation and automated subsea positioning have been set following the successful completion of a joint project led by Sonardyne International Ltd., with partners the U.K. National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and L3Harris. The two-year, £1.4 million Precise Positioning for Persistent Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (P3AUV) project, partly funded by Innovate UK, set out to integrate existing and

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Microplastics Accumulate in Deep-Sea Life Hotspots

Research published this month reveals that microplastics often accumulate on the deep sea floor in the same place as diverse and dense marine life communities. This is because the same submarine sediment flows that transfer the oxygen and nutrients needed to sustain life, also transport microplastics from urban rivers to the deep-sea floor via pathways such as submarine canyons.  The findings result

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Boaty McBoatface AUV Completes its First Under-Ice Antarctic Mission

An AUV-ALR deployed by the U.K. National Oceanography Centre has completed its first under-ice Antarctic mission. The autosub long range (ALR) AUV was used as part of the British Antarctic Survey’s Filchner Ice Shelf System (FISS) Project. The AUV, which was named “Boaty McBoatface” through an internet poll held by the UK Natural Environment Research Council in 2016, was deployed

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