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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Glider at Sea

Caption: Chief scientist Mark Baumgartner, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, secures a glider (with its wings removed) after it was recovered Dec. 4 from its three-week mission. The gliders are equipped with an underwater microphone and an iridium satellite antenna. The vehicle surfaces every few hours to get a GPS position and transmit data to shore-side computers.

Credit: (Photo by Nadine Lysiak, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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