Instruments such as this "benthic event detector" helped scientists discover how sediment moves during turbidity currents. Image: © 2016 MBARI
Large underwater experiment shows that “turbidity currents” involve movement of the seafloor

October 5, 2018 – A new paper shows that currents in submarine canyons often involve large-scale movement of the seafloor. This discovery could help ocean engineers avoid damage to pipelines, communications cables, and other seafloor structures.

Underwater robot tracks toxic algae in Lake Erie

August 27, 2018 – Researchers from MBARI and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration are testing a new underwater robot that will swim around Lake Erie monitoring algae and toxins in the water.