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
In 2010, an experiment led by physical oceanographer Ruth Curry put six subsurface moorings on the seafloor to measure deep-sea currents. In 2012, when they went to retrieve the instruments, a trigger mechanism failed to release the key sixth mooring. Curry brought together a gung-ho team from the WHOI Buoy Group and deep-sea robot Jason to try to get it back.