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Saildrones: Cutting Edge Technology for Ocean Research

See how scientists use saildrones—autonomous sailing vessels with customized acoustic technologies—to study whales, fish, and seals in remote parts of the ocean.
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11/08/2017
Sail drone and NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson

Saildrones monitor the vital signs of the sea—wind, temperature and salinity—to take a look at important Walleye pollock fish stocks, track Northern fur seals and locate right whales through sound.