REMUS and the Coral Reefs

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WHOI biologists and physical oceanographers joined forces in May to study the effect of ocean currents on fish larvae spawned on coral reefs in Belize. Collaboration for the pilot project included the use of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) named REMUS, developed at WHOI, to take images and collect environmental data on the reefs.  Similar population studies have been done near Papua New Guinea, and scientists would like to expand their efforts using the latest technology.

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