The Robot That Is Helping Unravel the Mystery of Ocean Microbes

Via News Deeply

"About 80 miles (130km) north of Maui, Hawaii, a small fleet of robots has for the past few days been collecting samples of ocean microbes in an eddy about 70 miles (110km) wide, spinning counterclockwise in the North Pacific Ocean. This Thursday, the vehicles will be recovered and cracked open, their cartridges removed and the filters containing the samples taken out for later analysis, including whole genome sequencing."

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