Nootka Buoy

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The Nootka acoustically linked deepwater observatory is like a wireless computer network: Instruments and users may come and go from the system, sending and receiving data without upsetting the other users and without the fuss of attaching cables. Click on the instruments to find out more about them. (Illustration by E. Paul Oberlander, WHOI. Interactive by Jayne Doucette, WHOI.)