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NOAA Reporter
12-22-2006, 07:05 PM
NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science have successfully tested a new generation of autonomous underwater vehicles in the Newport River, N. C., estuary at depths often less than two feet. The vehicles, navigating via Global Positioning System and pre-programmed guidance, collected critical environmental data including oxygen, salinity, temperature, chlorophyll, acidity, sediment, and water depth.

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