New robotic sensor could revolutionise red tide management
The ESP being deployed from the WHOI ship R/V Tioga. (Photo Credit: Isaac Rosenthal/WHOI)
(UNITED STATES, 5/9/2013)
A new robotic sensor deployed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Gulf of Maine coastal waters may transform the way red tides or harmful algal blooms (HABs) are monitored and managed in New England. The instrument was launched at the end of last month, and a second such system will be deployed later this spring.
The results will add critical data to weekly real-time forecasts of New England red tide this year distributed to more than 150 coastal resource and fisheries managers in six states as well as federal agencies such as the National Oceanic an...
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