SMAST deploys water glider to study ocean temperatures

Scientists from the UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology drove up to the Fairhaven Shipyard before dawn Tuesday with a bright yellow, 6-foot torpedo-shaped object they call Blue.Blue is something called a marine glider, an autonomous underwater vehicle named after famed solo mariner Joshua Slocum by its manufacturer. Blue is designed to go to sea for weeks at a time to gather information about the water and send it back to scientists. Read the rest here and here  09:45

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