One sophisticated piece of scientific equipment is the glider - it resembles a torpedo, but is built to navigate up and down the water column, taking lots of measurements along the way.
It takes much teamwork to deploy one. Once deployed, it can be left alone for months, collecting data along the way. It can transmit data when it surfaces and receive new coordinates if need be. Incredible!
12/4/2022 08:42:01 pm
Fascinating! Will the glider be picked up at some point or will it just keep going and sending info until something happens to it?
12/5/2022 12:07:32 pm
Hi Sheila, Thanks for your question! The gliders will be picked up at some point. Some times it will be to replace the batteries and redeploy them again, and other times, it's to return back to the US. They are made by Teledyne Webb Research.
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