Murres dive into acoustic ecology

At first, Scientist Kelly Benoit-Bird wondered if the strange lines appearing on her acoustic readouts were a technical error. Unlike the more typical blobs and bands that were picked up by her echosounder, a machine which uses sonar technology to “see” into the ocean, these lines looked almost like barcode stripes.

Testing the waters by taking to the air

Aerial platforms such as UAVs, or drones, as they are more commonly known, are making headway into scientific applications due to the variety of remote sensing capabilities they offer.

Canadian Arctic 2017 Expedition

A group of MBARI scientists and engineers, led by geologist Charlie Paull, return to the Beaufort Sea on a South Korean icebreaker to study the Arctic seafloor.