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Navy tests ocean drones off US coast

Just beneath the placid, sailboat-dotted surface of Narragansett Bay, torpedo-shaped vehicles spin and pivot to their own rhythm, carrying out missions programmed by their U.S. Navy masters.

dateAug 08, 2012 in Engineering
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Dolphins sponge up culture: study

Bottlenose dolphins that have learnt to use sea sponges as hunting tools form cliques with others that do the same -- the first evidence of animal grouping based on mutual interest, a study said Tuesday.

dateJul 31, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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First mission for new ocean floor observatory

On Saturday, May 26, the German research vessel POSEIDON sailed from the port of Bergen, Norway, for an expedition to the Norwegian Sea. On board the newly developed ocean floor observatory, MoLab, is being taken to its first ...

dateJun 01, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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CryoSat goes to sea

CryoSat was launched in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, but data from the Earth-observing satellite have also been exploited for other studies. High-resolution mapping of the topography of the ocean floor ...

dateMay 29, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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NOAA releases new views of Earth's ocean floor

NOAA has made sea floor maps and other data on the world’s coasts, continental shelves and deep ocean available for easy viewing online. Anyone with Internet access can now explore undersea features and obtain detailed ...

dateApr 17, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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