Deep-sea vehicle is stripped down, redesigned, and upgraded
Tiny stones in fish hold clues to help restore populations
Geological records help forecast escalating coastal hazards
Tiny animals dominate the undersea soundscape
NATO seeks advice to avoid collateral environmental damage
Maintaining a constant altitude and precision navigation, ABE is programmed to fly back and forth over the seafloor (which scientists call "mowing the lawn"), surveying the seafloor with sonar to create high-resolution bathymetric maps.
(Tim Silva, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)