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Deep-diving sea robots aid climate studies – 7NEWS.com.au

Researchers heading to the Southern Ocean will use deep-diving robots to shoot detailed pictures of algae to help clarify how life captures and stores carbon.

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Deep-diving robots will be used in the wild Southern Ocean to hopefully shed light on how “marine snow” impacts global warning.
Researchers will leave Hobart on Friday aboard the CSIRO’s RV Investigator as part of a joint project with the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and several universities.
They’ll deploy automated probes to study dead algae and carbon-rich organic particles that sink from upper waters to the deep ocean.
It is the first voyage of its kind to combine ship-board…

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